Exciting News from NSARE in March
Signal Engineering Resources Study Seminar - Speakers Announced
NSARE is delighted to announce an event which will be of considerable interest to the signal engineering community. Network Rail commissioned NSARE last year to undertake a detailed study of the signal engineering resources required to deliver CP5. At the January meeting of the Signal Engineering Resources Steering Group, it was agreed that NSARE should present the emerging results to the industry.
This will take place in the form of a Seminar on
Thursday, 27th March at The British Library,
The Conference Centre.
NSARE at National Science & Engineering Week - Discovery Days
19th - 21st March
NSARE is delighted to be part of the National Science & Engineering Week (NSEW) - Discovery Days at the National Railway Museum in York. Schools from York and the surrounding area will join the NSEW for a full day of workshops. The event will allow children aged 7-11 to engage in STEM related activities and will give them the opportunity to add context, enrichment and excitement to the science curriculum.
NSARE will work collaboratively with Dovetail Games to promote Railway Engineering opportunities for children. Each day will consist of educational and fun quizzes along with the opportunity for the children to gain experience of driving a train by using an innovative train simulator programme provided by Dovetail Games.
Please visit www.nrm.org.uk for more details.
DDRF Preconference Dinner and Conference - 9/10 April 2014
Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum's annual conference is now firmly established as one of the major events in the railway industry's calendar. This year's conference will take place on the 10th April 2014 and confirmed speakers include:
Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State
for Transport; Clare Moriarty, Director General Rail at the Department for Transport; Martin Griffiths, CEO of Stagecoach Group; Michael Roberts, Director General of the Rail Delivery Group, Patrick Butcher, Finance Director Network Rail and Maggie Simpson, Director General of The Rail Freight Group.
Rupert Brennan Brown a spokesman for DDRF said "This is a key event for the local rail industry, and calibre of speakers shows just how highly the local supply chain is regarded by the wider rail industry.”
Advanced registrations are being taken for the DDRF Annual Conference by contacting the
Forum Co-ordinator Debbie Cook by email email@example.com
Railway Skills Development in the North East Workshop at
NSARE supported NewRail at their
“Railway Engineering Skills Development in the North East” workshop on Thursday,
13th February. The event was well attended by delegates from the railway industry and educational sector. NewRail is a dedicated railway research centre at Newcastle University with a vast range of expertise in diverse areas of the rail industry.
The workshop defined the skills shortage within the railway industry and demonstrated how, through collaboration, it is possible for the railway industry and educational establishments to encourage more students to take STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and maths, as their preferred option at GCSE & A-Level. By focusing on these subjects, more young people will be encouraged to enter the railway industry ensuring that the industry has enough people with the right skills to meet the future needs of Britain’s railways.
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The workshop was chaired by Professor Mark Robinson, Director, NewRail and the delegates unanimously agreed that regional Steering Groups for employers, colleges and training providers should be set-up by NSARE. These Steering Groups would then collate local information to feedback into the industry and employers at a National level.
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Get on Track with a Career in
The Smallpeice Trust, the independent education charity, is organising two subsidised residential Railway Engineering courses for budding young engineers aged 15 to 17
(Year 11 and 12):
- University of Birmingham 14th – 17th July 2014
- University of Huddersfield 21st – 24th July 2014
Sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE), these courses provide students with the opportunity to explore the technologies and operational systems required to create a high speed railway network.The course fee, including four days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities is just £275 per student, per course.
HS2 will sponsor 10 places for students on the NSARE Railway Engineering Courses.
For more information call 01926 333200, or visit smallpeicetrust.org.uk
NSARE Virtual Academy Brainstorming Session
The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) in collaboration with Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) organised the first “NSARE Virtual Academy Brainstorming Session” which was aimed at researching the future requirements of the railway engineering industry. A group of apprentices and graduates along with rail industry leaders helped to define the future needs of a purpose built National Training Academy (NTA).
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Work is progressing with Siemens on the National Training Academy
NSARE and Siemens made a further commitment to building the
National Training Academy for Traction & Rolling Stock by signing the collaboration agreement that underpins their business relationship in accordance with BS11000 principles.
The signing ceremony on 19th December was attended by Dr Stuart Edwards of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
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