Latest Rail News

21.05.13

OLEC selects Carillion to provide electrification training

Carillion has opened a new electrification training centre to develop skills and capability for Network Rail’s £2bn electrification expansion programme.

The OHL training span is based at Carillion’s projects and training yard in Crewe to provide both practical and theory learning. The centre was selected by the Overhead Line Equipment Competency (OLEC) to pilot the first course of its type.

Les Roberts, Carillion Rail Training (CRT) Operations Manager, said: “We were delighted to be selected by the OLEC committee to pilot the first course like this in the industry. This new suite of training will complement our existing catalogue of track engineering, safety critical, signaling, Plant and welding.”

Mark Davies, MD for Carillion Rail, said: “Indoor facilities with year round training capabilities just aren’t readily available, but with a clear need across the sector for more skilled linesman it made complete sense for us to construct the training span. It means we can now provide a trained, competent and safe workforce for our electrification and OHL contracts – and we can do the same for those organizations that use our training services here.”

Andrew Bold, training delivery specialist (E&P) Network Rail, attended an initial OLEC 3 Familiarisation event in Crewe, and said: “I found it particularly interesting to observe the trainers practicing the delivery of the practical elements of the course and it was apparent that Carillion has invested significantly in the facilities – demonstrating a commitment to raising the level of competence in OHL infrastructure.”

NSARE also welcomed the new training facilities to support the forthcoming programme of electrification.

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@railtechnologymagazine.com

Comments

Andrew Williams   09/06/2013 at 00:26

This is an excellent opportunity and a chance for PTS laborers doing shift work to progress within the industry quicker and for young people who arnt able to get Uni places to have qualifications in no time at all this is exactly opportunity I need as apprenticeships with Network Rail are scarce and not offered to people up North, would love to know more about it and wonder if people from North East England with PTS/CSCS track inducted who also has NVQ level 2 in electrical instillation and performing engineering within the build trade would be offered something like this. I look forward to any other information about Carrillion and any other OLE courses. Excellent for future engineers especially in our rapid changing times both technically and socially engineering in our future.

Add your comment

 
">

rail technology magazine tv

more videos >

latest rail news

LU to take over delivery of £284.4m Croxley rail link

27/03/2015LU to take over delivery of £284.4m Croxley rail link

London Underground (LU) has confirmed that it will take over delivery of the long-awaited Croxley rail link after an agreement was reached with t... more >
Finalists selected in Tomorrow’s Train Design competition

27/03/2015Finalists selected in Tomorrow’s Train Design competition

Three finalists have been selected to receive a share of £2.2m funding as part of the Tomorrow’s Train Design competition. The R... more >
Rail Academy officially opens in north east

27/03/2015Rail Academy officially opens in north east

Newcastle College’s new £5m Rail Academy has been officially opened in Gateshead, and will help secure the future of rail engineering... more >

editor's comment

01/03/2015An interior and exterior refresh

Welcome to this edition of Rail Technology Magazine, which you will have seen by now has a brand new look, feel and overall design.  Over the past 15 years, RTM has been the independent trade journal for the rail industry, focusing not just on technology but also on people, policy, construction, IT, rail recruitment and much else besides.  We decided it was time to overhaul the way the magazine looks, to signpost readers ... read more >

rail industry focus

View all News

featured articles

View all News

interviews

Laying the foundation for a digital railway

01/03/2015Laying the foundation for a digital railway

Craig Ellis, Network Rail Telecoms head of technology & engineering, talks about the development and deployment of the FTNx network and the f... more >
Rail safety performance and trends

01/03/2015Rail safety performance and trends

The RSSB has released its high-level Overview of Safety Performance for the calendar year 2014. RTM discussed the results with George Bearfield, ... more >
Keeping the Caledonian Sleeper as fresh as can be

01/03/2015Keeping the Caledonian Sleeper as fresh as can be

Serco is soon to take over the operation of the Caledonian Sleeper service between Scotland and London, but has kept on Alstom as fleet maintaine... more >

last word

Northern and TPE ITTs give much ‘cause for optimism’

Northern and TPE ITTs give much ‘cause for optimism’

Andrew Allen, policy analyst at the Campaign for Better Transport, looks at how the new Invitations to Tender for the Northern and TPE franchises... more > more last word articles >

'the sleepers' daily blog

Constructive scrutiny welcome for HS2

27/03/2015Constructive scrutiny welcome for HS2

Earlier this week the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee stated that the government has not yet made a “convincing case&rdquo... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

UKRIA banners-05

rail industry events

Railtex 2015

12 May 2015 10:00

Railtex is the UK's leading rail exhibition covering railway equipment, systems and services &n...

read more >

Railtex 2015

13 May 2015 10:00

Railtex is the UK's leading rail exhibition covering railway equipment, systems and services &n...

read more >

Railtex 2015

14 May 2015 10:00

Railtex is the UK's leading rail exhibition covering railway equipment, systems and services &n...

read more >

Elmia Nordic Rail 2015

06 Oct 2015

Nordic Rail is the only dedicated railway exhibition in Scandinavia. It's a fair for companies,...

read more >
view all events

back

March 2015

forward
mon tue wed thu fri sat sun
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16

Passenger Rail Europe

16/03/2015 08:30 - 17/03/2015 17:30

Passenger Rail Europe brings you closer to the innovators revolutionising passenger rail services. Dedicated sessions on smart ticketing, passenger information, wifi and revenue management help you get closer to the cutting-edge of European rail travel.

17

Passenger Rail Europe

16/03/2015 08:30 - 17/03/2015 17:30

Passenger Rail Europe brings you closer to the innovators revolutionising passenger rail services. Dedicated sessions on smart ticketing, passenger information, wifi and revenue management help you get closer to the cutting-edge of European rail travel.

18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

comment

Making the grade: FTNx will yield an asset-rich rail industry with crucial commercial and safety benefits

01/03/2015Making the grade: FTNx will yield an asset-rich rail industry with crucial commercial and safety benefits

Mike Hewitt, head of next generation networks at AlanDick Communications, explains why the UK rail industry’s transition to an FTNx network... more >
Maximising security, improving safety

01/03/2015Maximising security, improving safety

Successfully tackling theft and other types of route crime can have a massive impact on the smooth running of the rail network. Having won the 20... more >
Big data risk analysis for rail

01/03/2015Big data risk analysis for rail

Dr Coen van Gulijk, reader in Railway Safety at the University of Huddersfield, and Marcus Dacre, the Safety Risk Assessment Manager at RSSB, dis... more >
Reaping the benefits of collaboration

01/03/2015Reaping the benefits of collaboration

Suzanne O’Keane, community manager for rail and transport at Achilles, says that RISQS is ahead of the game when it comes to collaboration.... more >