We help organisations better understand their current workforce and determine their needs and investment requirements for the future, through data analysis and forecasting.

We assess the quality of compliance, delivery and premises for regulatory training across the UK.

We offer the full range of apprenticeship services for businesses from development and levy planning to assessment and quality assurance.

The NSAR Apprenticeship Agency service supports businesses across the rail industry by providing and supporting their apprentices.

NSAR works with our members, partners, rail industry and wider transport sector to deliver a host of quality services. Our case studies give insight to our work.

NSAR Membership

NSAR membership provides organisations with access to a network of key industry players exchanging professional support and expertise.

NSAR can support your organisation to identify your skills needs and help you to plan, recruit and train your workforce.

The NSAR Rail Workforce Survey is an annual comprehensive survey of rail industry professionals.

Each year, railway organisations across the industry contribute by submitting their workforce data on demographics, job roles and work locations.

NSAR collates this information, in addition to data from the Sentinel database and from the Office of Rail and Road, to produce a workforce profile providing approximately 95% coverage across the sector including the supply chain.

NSAR News & Insights

Jun 17 2024


Changes to how we assess apprenticeships are on the horizon

Barry Smith, NSAR’s Head of Assessment and Skills, reflects on the recent proposed changes to apprenticeship end-point assessment after 11 years of working on the […]

Jun 11 2024


June insights from the NSAR Chief Executive

NSAR’s Quality Assurance function doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. The QA team perform a vital role in assuring the safety of rail training […]

Jun 4 2024


PRESS RELEASE: Routes into Rail launches new subscriber list to connect talent with rail careers

Routes into Rail is a sector initiative that aims to help solve the industry’s skills shortages by promoting and providing information about rail careers. Routes […]
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