NTAR are at the awards again this week having been shortlisted in the category of Apprenticeship Development Scheme! Having won or been shortlisted for 6 awards since our opening 15 months ago, we are now attending the UK Rail Industry Awards in Battersea.
The 5th-9th of December 2016 marked European Vocational Skills Week, a week designed to highlight the value of vocational pathways, and their benefits to individuals and society.Siemens set its own apprentices the challenge of constructing a true to life model of the Atomium building in Belgium. Apprentices from Siemens businesses across nine countries designed and manufactured parts of the Atomium, with the final assembly undertaken by Siemens UK apprentices at NTAR.
The National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR), in partnership with Siemens, South West Trains and Fareham CEMAST, has become one of the first rail training centres to adopt the Rail Engineering Technician ‘Trailblazer’ Apprenticeship Standard – launched by Neil Robertson, Chief Executive of NSAR, at Rail Media’s Rail Franchising and Sustainability Conference in Leeds earlier this summer.
In April 2016, NTAR and Aaron Gracey, Armed Forces Engagement Manager, at Network Rail met to explore the opportunities for attracting ex-forces personnel into a second career in the rail industry. As a former serving officer in the Army, and an employee of Network Rail, Aaron was in a position to advise NTAR with regards to the specific requirements of both the individuals and the industry.