More content creation for Skills Live in light of launch on 29th July 2019

NSAR continues to build video content for Skills Live in light of its imminent launch on 29th July 2019. Yesterday we filmed Zahra Choudhary (Assistant Project Manager) at Colas Rail and Akbar Qureshy (Graduate Engineer – Track) at Network Rail adding even more to our collection of videos the platform.

Want to bring your job roles to life? There is still time to get involved. Click here to register and get involved.

NSAR hosts another successful SIM training session at our premises

NSAR Skills Intelligence Team hosted another successful training session on our premises. The session focused on the use of the Skills Intelligence Model (SIM) for strategic Workforce Planning covering the data structure of the tool, the functionality of each aspect and with the use of scenarios, how the output information can be translated into a cohesive workforce plan.

To find out more about our SIM and how this could help you with Strategic Workforce Planning, visit

Skills Live going live 29th July 2019

Skills Live will go live online and through the Jobcentre plus network on 29th July 2019! The new platform aims to encourage more young people to consider careers in rail.

The brand new platform uses video to bring to life a variety of job roles within rail. The user can learn more about the skills of a role by watching a series of short videos that are linked to a job specification. Users who work their way through the video content will be directed to a career opportunity with an employer. 

The video based platform has been funded by UFI Trust and has been developed in partnership with Dept for Work & Pensions and rail employers, such as TfL, Network Rail, Bombardier, East Midlands Trains and Colas Rail who understand alternative ways are needed to recruit new talent and increase diversity.

Skills Live will enable employers to connect to a large pool of talent who may not have considered careers in rail. It will be instrumental in inspiring the next generation of employees whilst encouraging diversity in rail.

To get on board with Skills Live or log an enquiry, click here.

NSAR International

NSAR is helping its member organisation internationally and working with national governments, industrial partners and blue chip organisations providing a range of skill related services targeted at the promotion and development of technical and vocational skills education and training (TVET) in support of national industrial strategies.

NSAR is active in China, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Download our International Leaflet to find out more about the work we do across the globe by clicking here.

A solution to your issues with the apprenticeship levy

The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy has been not been without contention as many UK businesses have claimed that it is just too difficult to understand.

NSAR has considered these issues and has subsequently developed an online Apprenticeship Levy Planner that is designed to model the apprenticeship programmes to best fit the needs of an employer.

The planner will produce a strategic apprenticeship resource plan that covers a multiple of years. The calculator is easy to use allowing employers to quickly see how to optimise its levy contribution and ensure that they are developing and investing in the right skills needed for the future.

For more information or to see how the NSAR Apprenticeship Levy Planner can help you click here.