Who We Are
The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) was established in 2010 by the rail industry as a membership organisation.
Since then, our proposition has expanded to include several additional services and products aimed to help the UK rail sector to develop a skilled, productive workforce now and into the future.
While NSAR remains a membership organisation, we are also an expert employment, skills, labour, and training consultancy.
We have a specialist team of consultants that support our membership organisations and clients on a range of projects across the rail industry and other sectors. Our specialists deliver quality insights, tools and support to help businesses with their workforce planning and forecasting.
What We Do
We help organisations better understand their current workforce and determine their needs and investment requirements for the future, through data analysis and forecasting.
We produce quality insights, accompanied by useful tools and tailor-made support packages to help businesses with their workforce planning and forecasting.
We provide quality assurance and compliance services to ensure best practice for training and apprenticeship programmes across the sector.
We help businesses better understand their company’s competencies, qualifications and training plans including tracking progress overall and down to individual level.
We provide a platform and access to a membership body of key industry players to share knowledge and best practice.
We represent and champion the shared interests of the Skills, Education and Railway sectors in government planning and investment decisions.
We help businesses make better informed decisions in their recruitment, retention and training requirements.
Why work with us?
We are the industry expert in rail, with tools and portals expanding our services to other sectors.
We have a proven track record of delivering successful projects with key industry organisations and international networks.
We help organisations save time and costs with their internal skills and training programmes.
We offer a range of data and workforce solutions for small to large organisations.
We provide bespoke solutions to organisations based on their needs and budget.