Investing in People and Skills

With plans for high levels of investment in the rail industry over the coming years, there is a need to attract talented, diverse and flexible individuals to careers in rail in order to deliver a competitive and sustainable UK rail supply chain. To meet this demand and fulfil the skills gaps in the industry, the sector has responded with the Rail Sector Skills Delivery Plan – an ambitious plan to help deliver a sustainable skills supply chain that will meet the skills needs of employers today and in the future.

The plan will:

  • Support the industry to achieve 20,000 apprentices in rail
  • Establish a skills intelligence unit to provide up-to-date skills forecasts and monitor progress on bridging the skills gaps identified
  • Develop a promotion and attraction campaign to showcase careers in rail as exciting and well paid, to attract a diverse workforce to the industry
  • Develop a network of quality training facilities and trainers

If you are interested in a career in rail, you can take a look at the following video – Routes into Rail

Workstream Lead

Neil Robertson CEO, NSAR

For any questions about the work of this workstream, please get in touch using the details below.


Thanuja Kandasamy
Telephone: 0741 5048 597

International Women’s Day Celebrated by Industry

March 16, 2018

International Women’s Day was marked by the rail industry with a number of events designed to celebrate and promote the invaluable work of women in our sector. See the below links for more information about the work of the RDG, Women in Rail and Network Rail to promote International Women’s Day.

Industry roundtable discussion with Trade and Export Promotion Minister

February 26, 2018

Last week, the Rail Supply Group (RSG) in partnership with the Railway Industry Association (RIA) hosted a special roundtable discussion with guest speaker Baroness Rona Fairhead, Minister for Trade and Export Promotion. The roundtable was hosted at Amey’s London offices and was attended by a number of the transport industry’s most influential figures who shared their […]

UK Rail sector launches ground-breaking partnership between industry and universities to deliver £92m Centres of Excellence

February 22, 2018

The UK rail sector has launched the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) a ground-breaking partnership between the rail industry and eight universities to deliver four world class Centres of Excellence covering rolling stock, infrastructure, digital systems and testing. UKRRIN gives the rail industry access to purpose-built world leading facilities and skills in a […]