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26.04.13

Launch of the UK Rail Industry Training Trust

This special edition of the RTM newsletter marks the launch of our charity, UKRITT – the UK Rail Industry Training Trust – a first for a rail media title. We are also pleased to announce the establishment of the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA).

UKRITT will reach out to young people to influence and educate them in the wide and diverse range of exciting career paths available in rail, from engineering to operations and from track to train.

The charity’s first activities will be to put on a series of engagement and educational events for young people around the country to promote the railways as a career option, and to explain more about the training and qualifications and apprenticeships available.

RTM is also launching UKRIA, the UK Rail Industry Awards – a new and exciting rail industry awards ceremony like no other. It seeks to reward those organisations, large or small, who are making a significant contribution to the effective and efficient running of the UK rail industry. 

The inaugural awards next year will provide an ideal setting for you to network with some of the most influential decision makers responsible for running the UK rail industry, as well as generating business and making new contacts – you are promised a thoroughly entertaining evening.

The evening will also be a fundraising extravaganza for UKRITT. Rail Technology Magazine has initially donated £5,000 to the trust, and has pledged a further 20% of all revenue generated from the UK Rail Industry Awards.

This has enabled UKRITT to set a fundraising target of £45,000 for the first event, although this figure is likely to increase as support continues to grow.

Find out more about the awards and UKRITT on page 118-119 of the April/May 2013 edition of Rail Technology Magazine, which features the launch of our new branding, as you will see on the front cover. A fingerprint is unique, and so is RTM, with our ABC-audited readership, huge reach within the industry, the £11bn budgets under our readers’ responsibility, our editorial board of senior industry figures, and our masses of editorial content.

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