News archive

Bill Alexander Appointed to Commision on Adult Vocational Teaching & Learning

12 June 2012

The government recently announced the creation of a commission with the aim of improving adult vocational education and setting out recommendations to ensure that all adult learners receive the highest standards of teaching and training, and the best learning experience possible.

Providing the system to ensure a competent workforce

12 June 2012

Work on NSARE’s national competence database or Skills Passport is reaching a critical stage with the system now being tested by NSARE and some volunteer organisations.

ETCS Training Academy Feasibility Study

12 June 2012

Network Rail (acting as the contracting body for the National ERTMS Programme) and The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering have agreed to work collaboratively to develop a feasibility study which will provide an understanding of the range and volume of future skills needs and the training facilities required to support the ETCS rollout.

Women 1st Conference and SHINE Awards - 19th June 2012

06 June 2012

The Women 1st Conference and SHINE Awards 2012 will be held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge, London SW1 on 19th June

Next Smallpeice Trust Residential Course for Teenagers

22 May 2012

Places available on next 4 day course in York starting 30th July 2012

RTM Interviews Bill Alexander and Elaine Clark

10 May 2012

RTM follows NSARE around the country at the RailShows

IRail 2012 Review

02 May 2012

RTM highlights major schools event in Derby

Skills Strategy for the Railway Engineering Sector published

27 February 2012

NSARE has issued it's Skills Strategy for the Railway Engineering Sector to our Members and other stakeholders including Government Departments and Agencies.

Babcock Training & Education becomes NSARE’s 150th member

26 February 2012

Following the launch of the NSARE Membership scheme in June 2011, industry engagement with the Academy has been extremely positive and on 24 February Babcock Training and Engineering became the 150th member.

Rail Industry Apprentices exceed the 500 Mark

26 February 2012

Bill Alexander explains how we seek to double this number year on year

Railway News Round Up 26/02/2012

25 February 2012

Read a summary of this weeks Rail Industry News

Railway Engineering Course for Year 9 Students, 10-13 April 2012, University of Liverpool

24 February 2012

Educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust are looking for Year 9 (age 13/14) students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths to apply for a place on a Railway Engineering residential Course.

NSARE Announces Second Round of RailShows

01 February 2012

After the success of our 'Rail Shows' at the end of last year, NSARE will embark on a second round of events, aimed at FE Colleges, Universities and companies that have not yet engaged with us.

NSARE visits Scotland.

13 December 2011

NSARE held a Rail Show in Scotland on 12th January 2012. Click on the above link to see the details

Pete Waterman is NSARE's first Patron

01 December 2011

Dr Pete Waterman OBE received his Patron certificate at today's AGM.

100th Member Joins !

23 November 2011

Today we received our 100th application for Membership

Industry Reacts Positively to Rail Shows

17 November 2011

Rail Shows and RTAS Briefings

Network Rail award Training & Assessment Accreditation contract to NSARE

19 September 2011

The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Network Rail’s Concession for its Rail Training & Assessment Accreditation Scheme (RTAS).

NSARE appoints Mark Allen into the Business Development team

14 September 2011

The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering is pleased to announce that Mark Allen joined the Business Development team on 12th September as the Business Development and Stakeholder Manager.

Minister Launches 'Apprenticeship to Fellowship'

23 June 2011

John Hayes, Minister for Skills, Education & Lifelong Learning launched the Industry's Apprenticeship to Fellowship scheme at the First Major NSARE Conference on 22 June

John Hayes speaking at the NSARE Conference

22 June 2011

Video of John Hayes Speaking at the NSARE Conference 22 June

A visit to Swadlincote

21 June 2011

NSARE were happy to be represented at the Swadlincote Jobs and Careers Fair in South Derbyshire

Rowan Joachim shortlisted for UKRC 'Tomorrow's Leader' Award

19 May 2011

NSARE would like to congratulate Rowan Joachim on her success at being shortlisted for the UKRC 'Tomorrow's Leader' award

Tube Strikes Called Off

11 May 2011

RMT have called off their proposed tube strikes following talks with Transport for London

London Bridge Station Upgrade

09 May 2011

Network Rail to upgrade London Bridge Station

Tube Strikes Announced

05 May 2011

Tube strikes set to disrupt the Capital

London Assembly expresses concern over Olympic Transport

20 April 2011

The London Assembly has voiced fears over the ability of London's transport network to cope with increased volume during the Olympics

Bombardier wins design award

18 April 2011

Bombardier has won an award for the design of its London Underground S Stock

South Wales Rail Upgrade

14 April 2011

Network Rail has announced upgrades to the rail network in South Wales to cope with increased demand

Tesco to increase its use of Rail

13 April 2011

Tesco is to increase its use of rail with the opening of a new grocery distribution point

Gatwick Station improvements to be brought forward

12 April 2011

The infrastructural improvements planned for Gatwick station are to be brought forward in time for the Olympics

London Underground announce Bombardier as preferred bidder

12 April 2011

Bombardier Transportation has been announced as the preferred bidder for signalling upgrades on London Underground

Travellers shifting from Air to Rail

11 April 2011

New figures show that the proportion of people travelling by train compared to air is increasing

Crossrail Shortlist Announced

08 April 2011

Crossrail announces shortlist for Rolling Stock and Depot Facilities Contract

Make High Speed 2 Greener

08 April 2011

Environmental Charities have urged the Government to re-consider their strategy for HS2

Plans to increase Rail's share of the transport market

31 March 2011

The European commission has announced plans to increase rail's share of the transport market in order to reduce our carbon footprint.

Siemens establishes Rail Innovation Centre

31 March 2011

Siemens Mobility have established a new Rail Innovation Centre of Competence in the UK

The Budget: Good news for railways

25 March 2011

Railway projects given the go-ahead

New Electrostars for Stansted Express

25 March 2011

20 Bombardier Class 379's delivered for Stanstead Express

Record Punctuality Figures

22 March 2011

Network Rail release record punctuality figures for February

iRail 2011- A resounding success

22 March 2011

50 pupils from 10 schools were chosen to compete in the iRail 2011 STEM challenge final at the Derby Roundhouse

Southeastern contract extended

21 March 2011

Southeastern have gained a 2 year contract extension

NSARE Chief Executive presents to Transport Secretary

15 March 2011

Gil Howarth presents to Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP

ATOC push for Break-Up of Network Rail

10 March 2011

ATOC has called for the break-up of Network Rail into 10 seperate infrastucture companies

New Ticketing System for 2012

10 March 2011

TfL to enable contactless payment by credit or debit card

Great Western Electrification

09 March 2011

The Great Western Mainline is to be electrified to Cardiff and Bristol

NSARE opens for Business

25 February 2011

See Stakeholder Brief

Record numbers travelling by train

21 February 2011

More journeys made by train in 2010 than any other peace-time year since the 1920's

More Apprenticeships called for

21 February 2011

The railway industry has been called upon to provide more apprenticeships.

High Speed 2 - Benefits for UK

24 January 2011

Introducing some of the benefits which a new High Speed Rail network will bring to the UK

Ultra Light Rail trial

14 January 2011

Ultra light rail services are to be given a 4 week trial