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

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Muslims in Rail Publish 5th Ramadan Briefing

The month of Ramadan is upon us, and whether you are participating or observing, knowledge of Ramadan is key for Rail staff and employers alike. For the fifth consecutive year, Muslims in Rail have created a Ramadan briefing guide which can be found on their website HERE. You can also watch a Ramadan briefing delivered […]
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Routes into Rail at National Student Pride Career Fair

On the 23rd April 2021, Routes into Rail will join a number of big names such as Microsoft & Amazon to host a live session at the National Student Pride Career Fair. This is the largest LGBTQ+ careers event in the UK, and presents amazing opportunities for students across the country looking to enter the […]
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National Apprenticeship Week: Rail Needs You to Keep the Country Moving

In February, Routes into Rail delivered a successful webinar at National Apprenticeship Week presenting all the available opportunities and ways to being a career Rail. Representatives from HS2, VolkerRail, Young Rail Professionals and NSAR spoke to over 800 people at the first Routes into Rail event with CareerMap. Andrew Fawkes of VolkerRail covered the different […]
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Amey pledges to continue drive for positive impact in Social Value Report

100% of Amey employees were paid the real living wage, with more than 3000 employees receiving an uplift in 2020 77% of Amey suppliers were SME’s and £4.7m of spend went to VCSEs During the early months of COVID-19 Amey donated £270,000 to UK charities including 12 Foodbanks, and donated 90,000 items of PPE to […]
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Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Innovation Conference

Taking place from 28-30 April 2021, RIA’s award-winning virtual Innovation Conference will feature a wide range of keynote addresses, workshops, and extensive networking opportunities around the theme of the Railway of the Future. RIA’s Innovation Conference brings together innovators, clients and policymakers from across the sector and beyond, to showcase some of the leading technologies […]
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Graduate scheme opportunities in rail

Routes into Rail is proud to share with you a wide range of graduate schemes from a variety of rail organisations. As of March 2021, there are a number exciting opportunities within the rail sector that you can apply for now, over in the next few weeks:   1. Amey Rail – Graduate Scheme  Business […]
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Network Rail Launches New ‘There’s Always Hope’ Campaign

Young people have seen their mental health deteriorate the most since the pandemic began, according to new research from Network Rail and national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma. Almost three quarters of 18-24-year-olds (69%) say that Covid-19 has had a negative impact on their mental health compared to 28% of over 65s, while nearly […]
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LNER Committed to Encourage More Women to Consider a Career in Rail

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is making a commitment to bring more women into the rail industry by 2025, focusing specifically on train driver roles. Driving roles currently represent the biggest disparity between male and female applicants. Industry-wide, the 2019 ASLEF Diversity report showed that just 6.5 per cent of train drivers in the UK […]
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Muslims In Rail Celebrate International Women’s Day

Book your place now for Muslims in Rail (MIR) upcoming interactive event on International Women’s Day: https://mir-iwd2021.eventbrite.co.uk/ In line with the theme of ‘Choose to challenge’, MIR are hosting a panel of successful female Muslim professionals, challenging stereotypes and fighting prejudice in the rail industry. Participants shall be interviewed as they share their career journeys, and […]
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Next Stop: Women in Rail

As we approach ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’, Primary Engineer® is working to bring the wonders of rail into nursery, primary and secondary schools. In their ‘Back on Track’ 2020 report, City & Guilds Group and the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) found that only 24% of women would consider a career in […]
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2021 Apprenticeship opportunities in rail

Routes into Rail is proud to share with you a wide range of apprenticeship schemes from a variety of rail organisations. Each scheme is unique and will offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn within an ever changing industry and gain a recognised qualification on completion. Here are a number exciting apprenticeship opportunities […]
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Striking rail images of the year

Every year Network Rail runs a competition on Twitter inviting people to submit striking images. People then vote for their favourite. Here are 10 of the most liked winners of 2020: 1 – The year’s overall winner was @gj37425 with this photo of DB Cargo UK hauling a railhead treatment train between Easterhouse and Coatbridge. […]
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