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

May 15 2024


May insights from the NSAR Chief Executive

I have been considering where we are at as an industry as we get stuck into a new financial year. Positive developments and new plans […]

May 14 2024


Labour says that the private sector still has a role to play in rail – but what is it?

Speaking at Trainline’s Central London office earlier in the month, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Louise Haigh, pledged, if elected, to bring most […]

Apr 18 2024


Trainer and Assessor onboarding and upskilling forum update

In March 2024, NSAR and Network Rail welcomed RTAS Training Providers to NSAR’s Central London office to discuss improvements and enhancements to the current process […]
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