Cembre Donation Supports OLE Training Programme

Cembre Tools Donated to OLE Training Programme

Cembre has donated £20,000 worth of specialist tools to INFRA Skills to support training in overhead line engineering at the NCATI site in Birmingham. The tools will be used to train the next generation of overhead line engineers, ensuring that they are equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques. Sam Turrell, Sales Engineer, Cembre joined […]

What Is An Apprenticeship?

What Is An Apprenticeship Article

Modern apprenticeships allow individuals to learn skills, knowledge, and competence in a real job role. They provide an opportunity for businesses to build a competent workforce and reduce the cost of recruitment and training by upskilling their existing employees. Apprentices can earn as they learn and receive on-the-job training while studying for qualifications at the […]

INFRA Skills Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2022

INFRA Skills Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2022

In this article, we look forward to National Apprenticeship Week 2022, the 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, which will take place from February 7th to February 13th, 2022. What is National Apprenticeship Week 2022? National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (NAW 2022) brings together employers and apprentices from across the country to highlight the benefits of […]

What Happens In A PTS Medical?

PTS Medical Website Banner Image

INFRA Skills provide a comprehensive range of workplace medicals, but the Network Rail PTS Medical is the most popular. It is required for anyone who wishes to work on, or around, the railway network, and assesses a person’s fitness for the specific environment.   What does Network Rail Personal Track Safety involve? Personal Track Safety […]

INFRA Skills Support International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2021

What is International Day of Persons With Disabilities? When the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 47/3 in 1992, it agreed that everyone should recognise the International Day of Persons With Disabilities (IDPWD) every year. In all areas of society and development, the General Assembly wants to protect the rights and wellbeing of people with […]

INFRA Skills Wins Pioneering Equality Award

INFRA Skills were awarded the Social Value for Future Generations ‘Pioneering Equality’ Award, alongside sister company, RSS Infrastructure (RSSI), at the Social Value Portal 2021 Award Ceremony on Thursday 18th November 2021. What is the National Social Value Measurement Framework? The National Social Value Measurement Framework (or National TOMs for short) – is a method […]

HS2 Minister Visits Birmingham To Open New INFRA Skills Training Centre

Richard Toy, CEO, Sean Harrison, Managing Director, Peter Thompson, Rail Director, and Steven Morley, General Manager are pictured with Andrew Stephenson.

On Monday, September 27th, Andrew Stephenson, Minister of State at the Department of Transport and the HS2 Minister, officially opened the new purpose-built INFRA Skills Training Centre in Aston, Birmingham.     What is the purpose of the new Training Centre? The new INFRA Skills Training Centre focuses primarily on rail and construction training. This […]

We Support Samaritans Awareness Day 2021

Samaritans Awareness Day

What is Samaritans Awareness Day? Every year in July, Samaritans branches in the UK and Republic of Ireland hold local events to raise awareness that Samaritans are here to listen to anyone who’s struggling to cope, at any time of the day or night. The campaign titled ‘Samaritans Awareness Day’ or ‘Talk To Us Campaign’ […]

EDI Charter Launched To Support Sector Diversity

EDI Charter

What is the EDI Charter? 6 November 2020: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) have launched a Charter to champion equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK railway industry. The joint ‘Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter’ is a commitment to work together to build a more balanced higher performing sector and […]

INFRA Skills Support ‘My Whole Self’ Day

Bring your whole self to work – wherever that may be. In 2020 employers like INFRA Skills believe we shouldn’t have to leave parts of our identity behind – be that our cultural or ethnic background, sexuality, or health – when we work. When we’re empowered to be our ‘whole self’ at work we can […]

Apprenticeship Success Story: Jake Neal-Brown

We are celebrating an Apprenticeship Success story. Jake Neal-Brown was originally training to become a plumber, when he came across a very different opportunity to enrol on a Level 2 Rail Engineering Apprenticeship with INFRA Skills. He had never envisioned himself working on the railway, but having spoken to others, he was encouraged by their […]

Apprenticeship Success Story: Jodie Watkins

We celebrate another Apprenticeship Success Story. Jodie Watkins had always found herself enjoying more of a hands-on approach when it came to working. Having never considered the rail industry as a career before, she started to gather more of an insight into what it would entail from acquaintances she knew with first-hand experiences. She found […]