The challenges of Rail Recruitment - Kenny Burton, Matchtech Group

The challenges of Rail Recruitment - Kenny Burton, Matchtech Group

Is the rail industry facing a talent shortage? Join Rail Director at Matchtech Group, Kenny Burton and host Rich Wilcock in this latest episode of the Rail Technology Magazine Podcast as we delve into the challenges and solutions of recruiting for STEM careers in rail.

Currently, there is a skills shortage of nearly 30,000 people across the rail sector so attracting new talent and the challenges facing the industry in recruiting across the multiple different sectors currently are also discussed.

Discover how the industry and the specialisms within rail has changed over the years. We also explore how the industry and especially STEM recruitment is still evolving.

Like many industries, COVID-19 impacted working patterns, investment within core projects and also the supply chain. Kenny details how all of the flux during this period has affected CP6 and why that is still affecting rail recruitment.

And learn, as we discuss how recruitment within rail fits into the bigger picture in some of the most important infrastructure projects this country has seen for decades.

Find out more about Matchtech and how they are the STEM talent partner of choice


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