1st Annual (2018)

Rail Skills and Workforce Development Forum

Wednesday 05 December 2018

1st Annual (2018)

Rail Skills and Workforce Development Forum

Responding to the critical skills shortage within the industry – attracting new staff, increasing diversity, and upskilling the current workforce
Wednesday 05 December 2018 Addleshaw Goddard, London
This new and exciting event provides practical insight on how to overcome the critical rail industry skills shortage, exploring how to create additional incentives, including new apprenticeships schemes and programmes. This one-day event will offer the latest insight on the current skills gap and explore how to support the development of new and existing workforces. Find out how to attract new talent to the industry and how to further invest in and develop your current team and staff.

Highlights of attending:

  • Receive the latest practical insight on the current skills situation and identify new plans to support your workforce development
  • Understand how to plan for the possible post-Brexit impact on your workforce - understand how your company will potentially be affected and what you can do to be ready for next year
  • Explore how to create a more effective and productive organisation with access to a more diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Consider how to empower women within the industry – exploring how to attract, develop and retain female talent
  • Take away insight on how to prepare your staff for the digital era
  • 3+ hours of networking with senior rail professionals

Just some of the organisations who have attended similar events:

Angel Trains
Balfour Beatty
Civil Engineering Contractors Association
DB Cargo UK
Department for Transport
Direct Rail Services
East West Rail Company
Eversholt Rail
GB Railfreight
Great Western Railway

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders
Hitachi Rail
National College for High Speed Rail
Network Rail
Office of Rail and Road
Porterbrook Leasing Company
Rail Delivery Group
Rail Freight Group
Railway Civil Engineers Association
Railway Industry Association

South Eastern Railway
Stadler Rail
The National Skills Academy
Transport for Greater Manchester
Transport for London
Transport for Scotland
Transport for the North
Transport Systems Catapult
University of Birmingham
University of Leeds
Wabtec Group
West Coast Partnership
Young Rail Professionals

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Offer expires Friday 16th November 2018.

Good varied content and interesting topics.

Why should I attend?

The event will explore what needs to be done now to respond to the critical skills shortage within the rail industry, to ensure we can deliver the pipeline of planned projects and a better and brighter future for the UK. The day will provide practical insight on current initiatives and lessons that can be applied within your organisation, to not only attract and train new talent, but to further develop your existing workforce. The day will also review the possible implications and challenges post-Brexit and explore how to increase diversity within the industry. 

A good overview of some of the key topics and challenges being posed for the rail sector.

Who will I meet?

Key industry players including:

• The Government
• Network Rail
• Freight and train operators
• Construction and engineering companies
• Train manufacturers
• Rail consultants
• Transport technology specialists
• Rail and transport lawyers
• Rail and transport industry associations
• Universities

A good varied agenda with appropriate networking time.

Interested in sponsoring?

To find out more about sponsoring the Rail Skills and Workforce Development Forum 2018, please click on the link below.


Addleshaw Goddard

Great platform for debate on the opportunities and challenges facing the rail industry.



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