News Flash: NSARE opens new office in York

News Flash: Crossrail and NSARE Chairman, Terry Morgan, to open conference

News Flash: New High Speed Rail College to be in Birmingham and Doncaster

News Flash: NSARE is carrying out additional skills forecasting work

News Flash: Work in Progress at NTAR the (National Training Academy for Rail)

Exciting News from NSARE

terryMCrossrail and NSARE Chairman
Terry Morgan, to open conference

20 October

Crossrail, has been praised for its overall management approach and is  within budget to deliver one of the biggest and most complex infrastructure projects in Europe on programme.  As it makes the transition from a construction project to a railway engineering project, the management team will face a new set of skills challenges.  Terry Morgan has been Chairman of Crossrail and Chairman of NSARE for the
past 5 years.

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NSARE is proud to support Routes into Rail event

logo13 October

Routes into Rail is hosting a dissemination event on the 29th October 2014. The event is aimed primarily at Graduate Scheme and Talent Managers, Recruitment Officers, HR experts and anyone who is involved or interested in tackling the skill shortage that the rail industry is facing. On the 29th October the audience will hear about and get access to a number of tools and activities that the Routes into Rail group has developed for rail stakeholders in order to:

  • Increase the pool of talented candidates available to the GB rail industry
  • Support rail stakeholders’ graduate recruitment and attract the best students
  • Promote a joined industry approach to the challenge of attracting graduates to be the next generation of rail professionals.

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New High Speed Rail College to be in Birmingham and Doncaster

1 October

The home of the new National College for High Speed Rail will be located in Birmingham and Doncaster, the government has announced.

The headquarters will be based in Birmingham and the college will also have a site in Doncaster. It will provide specialist vocational training to the next generation of engineers working on the High Speed 2 (HS2) project and beyond.

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Progress Report on NTAR (National Training Academy for Rail)


15 September

We are delighted to report that construction is progressing well on NTAR, the multi-million pound National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton due to open in the autumn of 2015 with the ground clearance and foundation works already nearing completion.



The development of NTAR is governed by a Collaboration Board consisting of senior leaders from Siemens and NSARE.  Visits by members of the Collaboration Board to recent examples of contemporary training centres; Network Rail’s new flagship training centre in York and the Rolls Royce Academy in Derby has provided the Board members with a clear insight into industries’ ‘best practice’ for training.  The August Collaboration Board meeting took place in York at the Network Rail training centre following a thought provoking tour of their new facility.

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NSARE is carrying out additional skills forecasting work

12 September

trainimageThe skills forecasting work undertaken by NSARE in 2012 brought together information about known UK Rolling Stock procurement programmes for IEP, Thameslink, TfL and Crossrail, together with assumptions for other procurement based on ‘Rolling Stock Requirements 2014-2019’ published by ATOC in May 2012. The project also gathered a substantial amount of information about the existing workforce; including skill levels, age and geography.

The ATOC Engineering Council and Future Railway have requested that NSARE carry out additional work to both update the previous study and to look at the skills requirements and potential gaps in more depth.

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