The National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) will be holding a series of one day events at their purpose built training facility in Northampton. Designed specifically for Ex-forces personnel, the days will illustrate how valuable military skills and experiences can be translated for roles within the Rail industry.
The main focus of the days will be engineering; however, NTAR will also be promoting other roles that require a range of skills sets, suitable for recruits from all ranks.
Many of the top rail companies will be present at the events, so delegates will have the opportunity to speak with potential employers and possibly to register their CVs. Tours of the NTAR state-of-the-art training facility will be running throughout the days.
With no cost to attend, the days offer a full agenda with great networking, case studies of how others have made the journey into industry, and the chance to explore how military gained knowledge can be applied to careers within rail.
Supported by the CTP and the Officers Association, it’s a day not to be missed.
Watch out for future dates in 2018
The 2018 launch of brand new Traction and Rolling Stock qualifications, which will qualify for ELCAS funding, will enable Ex-forces personnel to gain a rail specific qualification before they start working in industry. The courses are Level 3, a combination of theoretical and practical training, and will take 5 or 10 days to complete, depending on previous experience – or 4 weeks for the NVQ.