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Design for Reliability (DFR) Courses

Design for Reliability (DFR) at Network Rail is a structured process identifying minimum requirements for suppliers to demonstrate that they have designed reliability into new or changed railway products.Read More

Date: 27th October 2022

Skills Innovation of the Year

Network Rail Training was commended for its innovation at last night’s (18 March) Enginuity Skills Awards following the launch of a new tool that creates a direct link between skills training and operational perfo...Read More

Date: 22nd March 2021

Going for Gold

Last night, Network Rail scooped the gold award for ‘Best Use of Simulations or Virtual Environments for Learning’ at the annual Learning Technologies Awards virtual gala – an event that celebrates the use of tech...Read More

Date: 19th November 2020

Training centres to remain open

Network Rail has introduced a number of COVID-secure measures at training centres and depots to keep colleagues safe and ensure training centres can remain open to deliver face-to-face training across the regions,...Read More

Date: 06th November 2020

Leading the apprenticeship revolution

Last week, Network Rail was announced as one of the nation's top 100 apprenticeship employers​ in a league table compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with High Fliers Research. Network Ra...Read More

Date: 28th October 2020

COSS recertification changing for Network Rail colleagues

From Friday 1 January, Network Rail Controllers of Site Safety (COSS) will experience new and improved training when they recertify their safety-critical COSS competence. The change aims to improve safety on the n...Read More

Date: 15th October 2020

Training safely

Network Rail Training has introduced safeguarding measures at training centres around Britain to keep colleagues and their families s​afe, whilst ensuring the best possible training experience.Read More

Date: 06th August 2020

Making Changes

In the past 12 months, Network Rail has been making improvements based on feedback received as part of feedback exercises carried out in 2019...Read More

Date: 21st July 2020

Supporting our apprentices

This month, six apprenticeship development coaches will join the regions to provide support to Network Rail’s Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Scheme...Read More

Date: 21st July 2020

Winning at Teamwork

Last week, Network Rail was recognised by the Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services (ICiPS) for its proactive, cross-function approach to continuous improvement – a first for the Department for T...Read More

Date: 20th July 2020

International Women in Engineering Day: Alexandra Hanson's Story

Alexandra Hanson is currently in the final year of Network Rail’s two-year Civil Engineering graduate scheme, a world-class scheme that gives graduates the opportunity to experience some of the biggest engineering...Read More

Date: 23rd June 2020

International Women in Engineering Day: Patsy Brady's Story

Patsy Brady is undertaking Network Rail’s Mechanical Engineering graduate scheme, a varied scheme that supports graduates through four rotational placements and offers the opportunity to be involved in some of the...Read More

Date: 23rd June 2020

Walsall training centre updates following recent roof collapse

This news page is dedicated to providing the latest news concerning our Walsall training centre after part of the roof collapsed following torrential rain late at night on Tuesday 16 June.Read More

Date: 22nd June 2020

Safety culture exemplified

Network Rail Training colleagues shine a spotlight on safety after successfully trialling new overhead line equipment (OLE). The alternative socket and adapter combination was tested by workforce development speci...Read More

Date: 17th June 2020

Network Rail's new eLearning site is now live

Hosting 165 eLearning courses, Network Rail's new eLearning platform is now live – introducing new features and functionality to improve the learning experience for Network Rail colleagues and the wider industry.Read More

Date: 03rd June 2020

1,000 visors a day

Students and staff at Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College (UTC) in London are applying their time during the COVID-19 lockdown to manufacture PPE for NHS frontline staff, using the college’s ...Read More

Date: 27th May 2020

All Signals Go

A new signaller training facility has opened ahead of schedule in North West and Central.Read More

Date: 06th May 2020

Welcoming 140 new apprentices

A new cohort of 140 apprentices have successfully begun their training for the Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Scheme thanks to the powers of modern technology. Network Rail Training onboards 800-900 apprentic...Read More

Date: 22nd April 2020

NX-tremely quick turnaround

A temporary training facility has opened in Wales and Western to ensure critical Initial Signaller Training (IST) – a 12-week training course for new recruits – can take place locally.Read More

Date: 22nd April 2020

Training Differently

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, new training courses and technology are being introduced to help colleagues develop and maintain key competencies to keep freight and passenger services operating safely.Read More

Date: 08th April 2020

New signallers in Scotland

At the end of March 2020, Scotland welcomed ten newly qualified signaller trainees to the team after trainers and delegates worked throughout the weekend to complete their Absolute Block Initial Signaller training.Read More

Date: 07th April 2020

Daring 2 Lead Online

This week, line managers undertaking Anglia's bespoke eight-month management development programme, Dare2Lead, began their first fully web-based module with a further two planned in via new virtual learning platfo...Read More

Date: 06th April 2020

COVID-19: an update from Training

Network Rail Training has launched a new dedicated COVID-19 response page​ which enables routes, regions and functions to access the latest training news and information.Read More

Date: 23rd March 2020

Chief exec shows his support at graduate event

Network Rail's General Management scheme has been redesigned with an operations focus. The refreshed scheme – which launched last year (September 2019) – allows each graduate the opportunity to undertake key opera...Read More

Date: 13th February 2020

Leading the way

The Network Rail Leadership Conference saw the company's leaders celebrate how colleagues from across the business have put passengers first.  At the conference, 300 of Network Rail's leaders gathered to focus on ...Read More

Date: 21st December 2019

Getting TMEs on track for success…

Track Maintenance Engineers (TMEs) from North West & Central (NW&C), Wales & Western and Scotland's Railway have completed their first module of the new 12-month professional engineering training course created sp...Read More

Date: 04th December 2019

New Signalling simulators for Scotland

A new training facility has opened on the Scotland route, offering foundation training to new signallers for the first time in over 15 years. Housed at Shettleston Depot, Glasgow, it comes at a time when demand fo...Read More

Date: 23rd October 2019

Engineering Apprenticeships

“I applied because I wanted to challenge myself. I studied engineering in school but it was mainly woodwork. I liked problem solving and hands-on working but I’d never had the opportunity to progress this after le...Read More

Date: 29th July 2019

Making VR a reality

Starting this month (July), Network Rail Training will introduce virtual reality (VR) technology as part of an overhaul in Controller of Site Safety (COSS) training. More than 13,000 colleagues hold a COSS compete...Read More

Date: 02nd July 2019

Westwood Training Centre

As an apprentice at Network Rail, you’ll get more than just an education - our apprentices receive expert training, earn while they learn and develop skills for life. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to bu...Read More

Date: 25th May 2019