Courses for career changers joining the rail industry
At NTAR we offer induction, rail conversion and basic technical training, as well as teaching the specific skills that will enable trainees to undertake traction and rolling stock operational and technical roles. We will help your people develop their capability with respect to a particular fleet, a particular role within a depot – and with expertise in a range of ‘real’ component parts. This training will typically take the form of short/medium form courses designed to take skilled intake from other engineering sectors (at Level 3 and 4) and equip them to be job-ready as soon and as effectively as possible.
Schemes for young people starting out in their careers at Level 3 and 4
We will serve this population in three ways;
A managed service for employers
NTAR will support employers and aid the removal of barriers to entry by offering a service to manage apprenticeship schemes. In short, we will:
Enhanced apprenticeship modules
We have also constructed enhanced technical and leadership modules to form part of the apprenticeship schemes themselves, to enhance the quality of existing apprenticeships.
Alignment with new Trailblazer standards
NTAR is attuned to the development of the new ‘Trailblazer’ standards; redefining what it means to be a Rail Engineering apprentice. Our apprenticeship services will evolve in order to respond to the new standards once they go live in 2016/17.