Routes into Rail


What is Routes into Rail?

RiR_Logo_2017The aim of Routes into Rail is to develop tools and initiatives in order to help the rail industry (rail operators, infrastructure managers, rail supply chain):

  • Increase the pool of talented candidates available to the Great Britain rail industry
  • Promote the message that a career in the growing rail industry is exciting, challenging and rewarding, with many opportunities for bright and able people.



  • Rail Live returns for another exciting showcase of UK rail product, services and expertise at Quinton Rail Technology Centre.  The event will be officially supported by NSAR and our Chief Executive Neil Robertson will be chairing a panel session on day one entitled Tomorrow’s Railway People.  Visitors can expect to be kept abreast of industry developments and innovations, as well as learn about best practice solutions and equipment in the rail sector.


  • To attract students from UK universities, with a particular emphasis on engineering, where the rail industry faces a significant shortage of skilled people the following video has been developed:

Routes into Rail Board

Routes into Rail has a board set-up to act as the strategic steering and coordination board for sector Promotion & Attraction and Recruitment & Retention activities as part of the Rail Sector Skills Delivery Plan, including addressing potential funding required for activities.

Routes into Rail will form part of the governance structure that has been put into place to manage the Rail Sector Skills Delivery Plan (see diagram below).



RiR board have representation from the following organisations:

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The Terms of Reference for the Routes into Rail board can be found here.