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RTAS Formal Reviews:

Special Edition

Check out the RTAS Formal Reviews – Special Edition now available to download!

Safety on the railway is paramount to Network Rail and NSAR and this review provides a summary of outcomes of investigations in line with Network Rail’s Fair Culture Processes and the Outcome Guidelines in the RTAS Rules.

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The Great British Railways: Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail is now available!

This white paper sets out our plan for a revolution on the railways in Great Britain. It is based on the shared vision of Keith Williams, the independent Chair of the Rail Review, and the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, to put rail on the right track to support the levelling up of our towns, cities and regions.

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Rail starts to play its part in helping young people bounce back

Check out the piece written by NSAR Head of Assessment Barry Smith entitled “Rail starts to play its part in helping young people bounce back”. Barry discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce, particularly  people under the age of 25 and how the Kickstart programme and rail industry could be the key to their career prospects.

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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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