Developing apprentices in the rail industry
In recent weeks, it has been announced that passenger journeys on UK railways is at a record high. A report published by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) shows that there were 407.7 million passenger journeys between July 2014 and September 2014 – an increase of 4.4% from the same time period in 2013, and the largest number of passenger journeys recorded in a single quarter since the data was first collated in 2002.
For the UK rail industry, this is terrific news – higher passenger numbers increases the demand for new project investments. But does the industry have the skills to cope with an increased future project workload?