Training can finally come
back out of the classroom and back into a live working railway environment,
supported by a suite of training rooms at North Woolwich station.
The 14-16 year old agenda will be developed in association with
Newham Business Education Partnership and Eastside schools, to provide
World of Work ‘taster days’.
The 16-19 year olds will be given basic railway training to a
standard that is recognised by the rail businesses, and which contributes
to NVQ Level 2 in Infrastructure, Rail Operations, Customer Service,
and Traction & Rolling Stock, through a course delivered by a recognised
training provider. Candidates will receive a general introduction to
the rail business, and be invited to choose a specialism from Infrastructure,
Operations (including Customer Service) and T&RS as a continuation towards
NVQ Level 2, to which they would then transfer under the auspices of
another Training Provider or a rail company scheme.
There will be a panel of Patrons who will act as governors, drawn from
industry and rail firms who make an investment in its start-up and development,
plus other Grantors, such as the Learning & Skills Council.