Rail jobs, staff issues and training

14.11.07

Develop Training Ltd offers new fully funded permanent way programme

Develop Training Ltd has just announced a new, 10 week permanent way foundation qualification. Funding is provided by the Learning Skills Council and the programme is available at no cost to participants who meet certain criteria.

The benefit to both candidates and to the industry is clear. ‘We see this as one of the best ways to get people into the system with real, valuable skills that help address the skilled labour shortage,’ says Roger Godfrey, Develop’s director of transportation. The ability to apply a Foundation Modern Apprentice model is proving very popular within the industry.

The foundation training package is comprehensive in its scope covering PTS, track induction and various plant competencies as well, such as use of rail drills, rail saws, ballast packers, impact wrenches and generators. It has been set up to meet industry National Occupational Standards. In addition, successful candidates receive relevant NVQ qualifications. There are currently a number of places still available and applicants are encouraged to contact Develop Training directly.

Develop Training Ltd (formerly WTI Training Group) has a long history of providing quality training and assessment services to the rail industry. Today the company is becoming known as the leader in multi-skills training across the utilities and regulated sectors.

The company now boasts seven purpose designed facilities across the UK and is accredited to a number of national bodies. Develop Training has been accredited by City & Guilds to deliver qualifications in track maintenance and renewals and transport operations. The company is also accredited by awarding body Edexel to deliver all trainer qualifications including A1 and V1.

Technical areas covered

• Permanent way
• Traction and rolling stock
• Track safety
• Health and safety
• Trainer qualifications

Locations

• Derby Training Centre
• Swindon Training Centre, near junction 16 of the M4
• Warrington Training Centre, near junction 21 of the M6
• Burn Hall, York
• Whitwell in Rutland
• Glasgow and Falkirk

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