British Armed Forces

The British Armed Forces, with the help of Auctus Management Group Limited, and its subsidiary businesses; RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd delivered a joint initiative to inspire a new generation of industry leaders and provide them with the essential skills required to obtain a successful career in Rail or Construction.

All of the participants who took part were given the underpinning knowledge to help them start their journey into rail through a Rail Apprenticeship or by acquiring the individual competencies required to work on the rail infrastructure, i.e. Personal Track Safety course with Track Induction, Industry Common Induction, DCCR et al.

“This initiative is the start of a programme that will change the landscape of the job market within the West Midlands by providing young people with opportunities that will shape their careers for years to come as well as joining one of the UK’s fastest growing industries.”
Judy Owen
Director of People, INFRA Skills Ltd

Location: Severn Valley Railway Heritage Site

INFRA Skills Ltd, and its sister company RSS Infrastructure alongside the British Armed Forces, provided both local College students and Job Seekers with a taste of the kind of occupations that they can expect if they were to start a career within the Rail Industry.

Key members of the Track Warning Systems team provided first-hand knowledge on the benefits of both the Magnetic Barrier Fencing and the Automatic Track Warning system (ATWS) as well as training on how to set up the industry-leading safety technology.

The INFRA Skills Trainers and Army Lieutenants helped to encourage the learners to develop their lateral thinking, team-building and communication skills. In order to achieve this ATS and RSS setup a series of different tasks which asked the learners to mark the safe area on track using the Magnetic Barrier Fencing within 3 minutes by attaching the easy-to-use magnetic attachment to the web of the rail, as well as quickly dismantling the apparatus in order to hand-back possession. The second part of the task was to deploy the ATWS system so that it automatically detects on-coming trains and provides workers with sufficient time to get into the safe area.

The learners expressed how they had improved a number of their personal attributes that enabled them to interact effectively and ultimately allowed them to become a more productive member of the team, thus providing them with those essential skills required for the workplace.

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