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Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT): Fourth Annual Report

The fourth Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) Annual Report has been published.

With contributions from NSAR, the report marks the four-year milestone of the work STAT has done to deliver the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy. 

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Keith Jessop, the founder of Intertrain, has sadly passed away

With a heavy heart, we inform you that Keith Jessop, the founder of Intertrain, has sadly passed away.

Keith served the railway industry for 52 years and his endeavours have always focused on 'putting something back’ into the industry.

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Friday 27th November 2020

(Members only)

SAVE THE DATE in your diary for the forthcoming online 2020 NSAR Annual General Meeting (AGM) taking place on Friday 27th November from

9:00am - 10:00am.

This occasion marks our 10th Annual General Meeting and Members of NSAR are entitled to attend the meeting.


NSAR Skills Symposium ONLINE - Friday 27th November 2020

SAVE THE DATE in your diary for the forthcoming online 2020 NSAR Skills Symposium taking place on Friday 27th November 2020, 11:30am - 1:00pm

The symposium will focus on the futurology of the rail industry and more. Speakers to be announced.

New RTAS Rules V2.0 & Highlighted Changes

A new version of the Rail Training Assurance Scheme Rules (Version 2.0) has been published in collaboration with Network Rail’s appointed Assurance Organisation NSAR.

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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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) apprenticeships guidance

NSAR is working closely with numerous organisations to monitor the situation and remain committed to supporting you at this challenging time, to protecting apprentices and to minimising disruption as much as possible.  Click the button below to view the guidance.


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