Skills and Recuitment
RIA is actively involved in initiatives seeking to address the considerable skills needs, arising from the continuing growth in the UK rail programme and activity overseas.
RIA was the lead promoter on behalf of the rail industry for the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering, which has now been restructured as the National Skills Academy for Rail. For further information visit www.nsar.co.uk
Other activity includes taking a key role in the Rail Electrification Delivery Programme, aimed at ensuring there are adequate skilled resources available for forthcoming electrification projects, and supporting the work of the professional institutions in attracting young people into the industry.