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Latest updates on rail careers from the Routes into Rail team.

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Educational STEM Activities at King’s Cross Station This Summer

Network Rail and partners have teamed up to put on a day of free science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities for children aged between 4 – 16. This is a one off event which will see Network Rail and partners work together to put on educational and fun-filled activities which children can get involved […]
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HS2 hits 650 Apprenticeships Milestone

On the one-year anniversary of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, HS2 Ltd has announced that the project has reached another major milestone in its bid to build a lasting legacy of skills and education in the UK. Danielle Taylor is today confirmed as the 650th apprentice to play a part in the delivery of Britain’s […]
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Rail Minister Praises Emission Reduction Technology Trialled by EMR

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has praised the trial of a new piece of emission reduction technology fitted to a train running between Matlock and Derby. In partnership with rolling stock company Porterbrook, and emissions specialist, Eminox, EMR has fit a 2-box emissions reduction system to the exhaust of a Class 170 train operating in full […]
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Routes into Rail featured in CareerMag!

Routes into Rail has a featured article in CareerMag for School Leavers written by our own Barry Smith, Head of Skills and Assessment at NSAR. The article focuses on the different career opportunities in the rail sector and the industry’s green credentials. An excerpt of the article: “Electrification will need lots more design engineers, electrification engineers, […]
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International Women in Engineering Day

June 23rd marked International Women in Engineering Day, and employers across the rail sector paid tribute to fantastic engineers in their companies. Network Rail HS2  East Midlands Rail Rail Delivery Group and BAM Nuttall  
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Amey Launches Degree Apprenticeship Programme

Amey Consulting has welcomed its first cohort of students to the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship (CEDA) programme. Working in partnership with The School of Energy, Construction and Environment (ECE) at Coventry University, the programme will help bring new talent into the industry, support the skills gap, encourage diversity, and foster local skills in regional areas. […]
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NSAR’s Routes into Rail at Rail Live 2021: 16 – 17 June

Routes into Rail will be in attendance at Rail Live on June 16th – 17th 2021!  We will be located at stand L16 at ‎Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire alongside the entire rail industry to see: Live plant demonstrations Real rolling stock on display Networking with representatives from across the railway The chance to learn about the […]
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Rail Celebrates Pride Month with Rail Pride Fest

Network Rail is marking LGBT Pride Month by hosting its second annual Pride Fest event across two weeks in June, following the success of the inaugural event last year. The festival – led by Network Rail’s Archway employee network – will feature a series of events, including panel debates, a guest appearance from LGBT+ activist […]
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Network Rail and Porterbrook to showcase Britain’s green trains of the future

Network Rail has announced plans to work with rolling stock owner and asset manager, Porterbrook, to showcase some of the best of British low-carbon train technology at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which will be held in Glasgow later this year. The collaboration will bring a ground-breaking hydrogen-powered HydroFLEX train that has been converted to include an ‘on-board boardroom’ […]
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HS2 Supports Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone by Utilising the Latest Technology

HS2 is going way beyond requirements to lower carbon and emissions on its construction sites, and with HS2’s Curzon Street Station site in the Birmingham city centre, the project confirms that the use of the latest, cleanest technology will lower emissions, protecting the environment and keeping people safe. A whole range of innovations are being […]
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Rail Supports Young People By Embracing Kickstart

Rail employers are now starting to embrace the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kickstart Scheme, creating the opportunities so desperately needed for young people. Recent Office for National Statistics data showed that in January 2021 the number of employees on payroll had fallen by 726,000 since the COVID-19 pandemic began in February 2020. Three out […]
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HS2 Launches First Giant Tunnelling Machine

The launch of the first of ten giant tunnelling machines that will dig 64 miles of tunnels between London and the West Midlands, is just the latest example of how HS2 is securing jobs and helping the UK to build back better from the pandemic. More than 16,000 jobs and over 500 apprenticeships are already […]
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