Exciting News from NSARE in May
NSARE formally recognised for implementing
Collaborative Business Relationships
Congratulations. NSARE has become the smallest organisation to achieve BS11000, the new British Standard for Collaborative Working. The British Standards Institute awarded the certificate to Peter Harnett NSARE’s Head of Commercial Services and Dave Cochrane on 16th May at a reception at the House of Lords. The achievement recognised the hard work and commitment of the NSARE team over the last 16 months to implement successfully Collaborative Business Relationships.
“We knew we were collaborative but as a micro-company our challenge was to put processes in place to evidence this. Large companies will have the processes in place - their challenge will be the culture change necessary to demonstrate collaboration.” Gil Howarth, Chief Executive NSARE
Transport Minister Simon Burns endorses SkillsID
The Rt Hon Simon Burns MP, Minister of State for Transport opened Railtex 2013 on Tuesday 30th April. During his keynote address that day he enthusiastically endorsed NSARE’s new online system,SkillsID:
“Only last month, the National Skills Academy for Rail Engineering launched its SkillsID initiative. This is an online system to record an individual’s qualifications, competences and skills.
It will be fully transportable from one employer to the next.
Not only will it help individuals keep track of their development, it will also help the wider industry with skills forecasting and training. We are working closely with the industry on the rail skills agenda, in particular through the ministerial rail round table chaired by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and his opposite number in BIS, Vince Cable.”
To read the Minister’s full speech, please click here.
SkillsID is Growing Fast
Everybody’s talking about SkillsID which “is not only fantastic for employers and individuals, but also for the industry as a whole”. Jack Pendle of VolkerRail said he was “extremely keen to take part in SkillsID and pleased to be the pilot company. As Gil Howarth, NSARE’s Chief Executive said “SkillsID provides accurate and up-to-date data to help with skills forecasting and training requirements for the future”. The new online system, SkillsID is a verified record of an individual’s qualifications, competences and skills, and is fully transportable from one employer to the next – a “radical, positive change for the industry”. Early adopter discounts are still available offering savings of up to £2,000
For SkillsID Product Page and further details, click here.
NSARE's 250th Member -
Less than 2 years after the Membership scheme was launched, NSARE is delighted to welcome Colchester Institute as our 250th Member organisation. We look forward to them playing an active role in the future development of the Academy and helping us to make
a real difference. Gil Howarth, Chief Executive, NSARE, presents Brian Steel, Work Based Learning Manager
for Engineering, with NSARE's 250th Membership certificate at Colchester Institute on Monday 29th April 2013.
NSARE Member, Newcastle College outlines plans for new
NSARE were delighted to support Newcastle College during their event held at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead on Thursday, 25th April. Keynote speakers included Robin Ghurbhurun, Deputy Principal of the College and Jim Hubbard, Director of STEM Development at Newcastle College together with NSARE’s Chief Executive, Gil Howarth. During the morning Jim Hubbard outlined the college's plans for a new railway academy based in the north east. NSARE’s Elaine Clark explained the skills challenges facing the industry and presented NSARE’s SkillsID, the industry’s national competency database.
For further information regarding the proposed new Railway Academy, please contact:
Jim Hubbard: email: email@example.com. T: 0191-200 4679, M: 07985 526745.
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