Why rail needs to embrace digital technology

NSAR’s “Why rail needs to embrace digital technology” has just been published. The research uncovers key insights about productivity, digital technology and it’s the impact on job roles.

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Memorandum of collaboration between Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) and NSAR Ltd

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), Malaysia continued its rapid stride in the transformation of public transport services by expanding further its collaboration internationally, in human capital development by establishing collaboration with National Skills Academy For Rail (NSAR Limited),

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Offshore Wind Skills Intelligence Model Report: February 2021

Now available, the research indicates that the number of people working in direct and indirect jobs in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry is set to rise significantly, from 26,000 currently to over 69,800 by 2026. 

The research was undertaken by RenewableUK, the National Skills Academy for Rail and independent data analysts Opergy Ltd.

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NSAR is top of the class for the quality of it’s assurance work

NSAR has been recognised by BSI as meeting the international standard ISO 19011, scoring top marks in all categories with a compliance rating of 100%.  

This is a major achievement for NSAR which has a pivotal role in assuring the quality of training and assessment provision of over 100 providers that operate under the Rail Training Assurance Scheme (RTAS). 

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Railway Industry EDI Charter

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) have launched a Charter to champion equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the UK railway industry.


NSAR has become a signatory company reflecting our commitment to championing EDI in the rail industry, and to work together to build a more balanced and fair, and high performing sector.

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Introducing Routes into Rail

With billions of pounds being invested in rail over the next decade, the demand for the next generation of engineers, data analysts, project managers and customer service assistants has never been greater.


To highlight the wide range of exciting opportunities within rail, the sector has collaborated to create a new website, Routes into Rail.


View exciting opportunities within rail, view the latest vacancies & see what a career in rail really looks like. Think career, think rail.

Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy (TIES) Living Lab

A partnership between the UK Government, its agency Innovate UK and firms including Kier and Costain is an initiative harnessing the vast quantities of intelligence that UK infrastructure projects generate, that can help identify modern methods of construction. Click the button below to find out more.

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Routes into Rail Case Study: Matthew Wilson

Matthew manages a portfolio of works in his role as Contracts Manager for VolkerFitzpatrick. To read Matthew’s full interview, visit Routes into Rail –  https://routesintorail.org/matthew-wilson-case-study #ThinkCareerThinkRail #RailCareers #VolkerFitzpatrick

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