Today, 20th October 2015, the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) was officially opened by Transport Minister Claire Perry. The state-of-the-art training facility is now ready for the first intake of students.
The academy was established in response to a forecast skills shortage of around 8,000 people over the next ten years, caused by factors such as the technological advancement of rolling stock, an ageing workforce, and significant investment and growth in the industry.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Crossrail Chair Terry Morgan CBE today announced increased government support for developing rail skills in the UK. Speaking at the newly-constructed National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) and Siemens’ Northampton rail depot, the Secretary of State outlined plans to create more than 30,000 apprenticeship places across the road and rail industry during the lifetime of this Parliament.
Construction is well underway on the multi-million pound national training academy that will act as a flagship for skills development in traction and rolling stock for the UK rail industry. An event to view the progress of construction works for the National Training Academy for […]
Building structure complete on time and on budget; focus from now until opening on internal fit-out and training programme run-throughs With just over three months to go before the new National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) opens the doors to its first students, collaboration partners […]