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Get a Head Start in the Rail Sector: Post 16 Opportunities

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National College For High Speed Rail

Carolina Way

Doncaster

DN4 5PN

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The National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) and UTC Sheffield are running a joint information evening at the NEW NCHSR Doncaster Campus for students in South Yorkshire entering Year 12 next September.

This event is a great opportunity to find out how the engineering courses offered at UTC Sheffield City Centre can prepare you with the right qualifications to go onto the NCHSR at 18. You will be able to pick up a prospectus, try out VR learning platforms, get up close with a genuine Eurostar train and get a feel for the environment that you could be learning in.

You will also learn all about the opportunities available in the rail sector and the qualifications you will need for a career in it. The rail sector is set for massive expansion in South Yorkshire with the implementation of HS2 which will connect London to Scotland by 2020.

Facts about the future of railways:

  • The investment in HS2 is £56 billion
  • HS2 will generate at least 25,000 jobs
  • Students who study in engineering, civil and construction disciplines are needed to fill these jobs
  • The HS2 development will provide skilled employment for a minimum of the next 30 years
  • 49% of the jobs require high level skills (Level 6/7)
  • Rail requires new, young, skilled engineers to replace an ageing workforce – The average age of a current railway engineer is 49

The NCHSR has been set up to provide training and work experience to learners aged 18 and above in all aspects of what makes a modern railway.

UTC Sheffield provides a pathway for those interested in careers in the rail sector, offering engineering courses starting in Year 9, Year 10 or Year 12.

Attendees will visit the NCHSR Doncaster campus and get a taste of the High Speed Rail experience – in a modern and unique learning environment, with cutting-edge facilities.

Staff and students from both NCHSR and UTC Sheffield will be on hand to talk you through the courses and support available, how and when to apply and answer any other questions you may have.

Businesses working with both UTC and NCHSR will be in attendance, giving a unique opportunity to talk to representatives from the industry about the types of careers available.

Event programme:

5:00pm - Arrival and refreshments

5:30pm - Welcome and information talk

6:00pm - Tour and activities

7:00pm - Event closes

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