The RIA Rail Fellowship Programme seeks to showcase the best of the UK rail supply chain. The initiative pairs Parliamentarians and influencers with RIA members to promote the work of the organisations that build, maintain and enhance the UK’s railways.
The Programme helps to educate politicians on the sector’s crucial importance to the UK by placing them at state of the art sites where highly skilled rail professionals will showcase the fascinating work they do.
Participating Fellows spend a day ‘on location’ with a RIA Member whose work is relevant to their role or constituency. Participants will are part of RIA Railway Fellowship Class of 2018 and will be recognised at the annual RIA Parliamentary Reception on 27 November.
The Programme focuses on key three pillars Export Exploration, Innovation Rail Nation and On Track for Tomorrow - exploring the key issues of exports, innovation and skills.
For RIA Members
For RIA Members, the RIA Rail Fellowship Programme offers the opportunity to showcase the great work you do, and to raise the profile of the rail supply sector.
We are looking for sites across the UK to match up with our Fellows, covering all size of organisation and the full spectrum of rail supply services.
Sites should offer a 'hands on' experience that allows the Fellow to understand what the company does day-to-day to support the rail industry. RIA will provide full support to Members in developing a plan for the visit.
If you are interested in hosting a site visit, please contact us via the button below.
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For Members of Parliament
RIA will be inviting Members of Parliament over the summer of 2018 and we welcome MPs putting themselves forward for visits.
Becoming a Fellow gives you the opportunity to see first-hand what the rail supply industry does, giving you background experience that can help inform future policy activities.
We will match your specific interests in rail to one of our members’ sites, where we will plan a tailored experience for you and we will seek to find a site based in your constituency or one that serves the area in a meaningful way, whether this be in relation to rolling stock, infrastructure, signalling or consultancy services.
If you would like to find out more about the Programme or register your interest, please email Senior Public Affairs & PR Manager Max Sugarman via the button below.
Register your interest
The RIA Rail Fellowship Programme has seen visits from a cross-party group of MPs to RIA Members all across the country: