The Rail Industry needs Equality

Take part in a ground-breaking rail industry equality survey, jointly presented by rail professionals’ by The Union for People in Transport and Travel (TSSA) and the University of the West of England. The survey, first ran in 2015, was the first of its type in the rail industry, providing a wide dataset for academics and a pan-industry glimpse of equality and diversity in rail.

To take the survey or find out more, click here.

SkillsID: Manage your workforce competency levels at the click of a button

Manage your workforce competency levels at the click of a button using SkillsID. An online tool that enables you to identify your organisation’s level of competence, as well as understanding its commercial ability.  Developed by NSAR in collaboration with rail industry employers, the competency management system enables organisations of all sizes to manage competency levels. 

Want to find out more, visit and log an inquiry.

National Railway Museum announces net zero target ahead of May reopening

The National Railway Museum, and the Science Museum Group, has announced an ambitious target to achieve net zero by 2033, reinforcing its commitment to put sustainability at the heart of the organisation.

The target commits the museum to change the way it works to achieve a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere.

This ethos is being adopted widely across the rail and wider industry as the UK moves towards bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

The museum reopens on the 19th May 2021.

To find out more click here.

Is your workforce prepared for a digital future?

To prepare the workforce for a digital future it would be beneficial to find out which jobs:

  • are likely to disappear
  • require individuals to be re-skilled
  • require individuals to be up-skilled
  • are impact by regional aspects

Join NSAR’s exclusive webinar entitled “Preparing the workforce for a digital future webinar taking place on Wednesday 28th April at 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

The webinar will focus on the digital transformation of the workforce and its applications to productivity and sustainability. Our workforce planning team will present using analysis and evidence.

To register click here.

Updates to guidance for T Levels providers

Check out the updates to the guidance for the T levels providers.
T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, which launched September 2020, have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.

Click here to view.

New guidance for students returning to or starting higher education

Check out the new guidance for students returning to or starting higher education during spring and summer 2021 terms and HE operational guidance.

  • updated guidance on when students can return to campus
  • guidance on educational visits and field trips
  • updated advice on the opening of, and access to facilities
  • guidance on traveling to the devolved administrations via a connecting flight in England
  • guidance on international students and coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

To find out more click here.

Railway Family Week : 26th April – 2nd May 2021

Railway Family Week is a week-long fundraising event bringing together the whole Rail Industry. The event is organised and hosted by the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF)- the only UK charity solely dedicated to supporting current, former and retired railway people and their families.

The aim of Railway Family Week is to raise £50,000. This will ensure that even more current or former rail industry workers can be supported through difficult times. 

To get involved with Railway Family Week, click here.

Debden Underground station becomes step free demonstrating commitment to EDI

Debden is the latest Tube station on the eastern section of the Central line to become step-free  enabling those with accessibility needs to use the station and the wider transport network with greater ease. The station now includes two new lifts and a pedestrian bridge linking the platforms, giving customers step-free access demonstrating its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

A reminder that NSAR is a huge supporter of EDI as indicated by being one of the signatories of The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) charter to champion equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the UK railway industry. The joint EDI Charter is a pledge to work together to build a more balanced higher-performing sector and has been backed by over 100 organisations.

For more information and on the charter click, here.