Rail Week Day 1 – 9th Oct 2017

Rail Week 2017 started off with a bang! In case you’ve missed something, here are some key highlights of the day…

Success at School launched the Rail Week Takeover on their online forum where students, parents and teachers can ask real employer rail career questions. See the questions here . Check out the 60 second interview with a Rail Apprentice along with various career advise articles provided by Young Rail Professionals and other rail companies! More to come throughout the week…

Two new Rail Academies opened in the North to support and develop the young people the rail industry needs now and into the future. Rail Week Day 1 saw the opening of the National College of High Speed Rail in Doncaster which was live on BBC Breakfast. The opening event was also supported by Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, Sir Terry Morgan and the supply chain. On 4th October, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling opened the Alstom Rail Academy in Widnes which will train 500 apprentices in 5 years!

Students starting at NCHSR with BBC Breakfast Steph

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling meeting the new apprentices at Alstom Rail Academy

Monday is not over yet…

Rail Delivery Group hosted 40 students at their offices in London with a session on “Introduction to Rail Industry for a new generation”, Network Rail’s staff visited Moulsham High School to talk about Railway Safety Awareness and was interviewed by students on the school’s radio, Newcastle College Rail Academy hosted “Route Options Project” with their students, students from Frances Bardsley School visited Ilford Depot, Atkins staff at Millthorpe School’s Exploring Pathways event in York and London Underground invited year 8 & 9 students to learn about the exciting and challenging Deep Tube Upgrade Programme!

Network Rail Ryan interviewed by Moulsham High School students

Students visiting RDG Offices in London


To see all the conversations and photos hot of the pan, follow us on Twitter @railweek and our collaborators! We can’t wait to see what the rest of Rail Week has to offer….