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, overhead lines relates trades, fitters, assistant engineers; rail and rail systems engineering graduates than we currently have. Then there are all the opportunities linked to transition technologies that bridge the gap from where we are now to where we want to be. This means innovation and opportunities in working on developing, installing and maintaining hydrogen and battery bi-mode trains.
“Digitisation of rail is not just much more data analysts at all levels although this is a big need, but also networking and digital skills related to installing, maintaining and analysing data from new signalling technologies, setting up networks, programming and cyber-security. So, watch this space for lots of increase opportunities and need for digital specialists at all levels.
“How do you find out more about the opportunities or what you might need? Well, you can look at our Routes into Rail webpages to get a better sense of opportunities in the rail sector. You may also want to consider the range of specialist rail apprenticeships that cover many roles in rail engineering and passenger transport (train driver is in there too). These apprenticeships start at level 2 and go up to levels 6 and 7 in some rail engineering occupations. So, there is an opportunity to study for a rail engineering degree while you work for a rail employer. There is also a large range of digital apprenticeships to consider ranging from level 3 to levels 6 and 7.”
For the full article, click HERE.