New Routes into Rail Website Launched To Tackle Industry Skills Shortages

Friday, April 21, 2023

Routes into Rail is an initiative launched in 2020 to help tackle skills shortages in the industry and attract new talent. A new website has gone live with a refreshed look, more relevant content and improved navigation to ensure young people and career switchers are getting the best information on rail careers.

The website serves as a single source of information and advice about careers in the rail sector. Powered by NSAR, Routes into Rail is designed to provide people who are looking to build a career in rail with valuable information about the types of jobs available within the sector and routes to future progression.

The aim is to inspire a new generation of talent – providing the information that young people need on the variety of entry pathways available to them. Routes into Rail is also collaborating with the rail sector exclusive job board RBD Rail Recruiter. This will enable people to search and apply for latest rail industry jobs from some of the sector’s biggest and best-known employers.

RBD Rail Recruiter Managing Director Dean Bruce says: “We are very pleased to be collaborating with NSAR by providing access to RBD Rail Recruiter within the new Routes into Rail website. A founding principle of our business is to be a force for good in the rail industry, helping those who are looking to work in the sector, or who are looking to make the next step in their rail career to find the right job. It’s a natural fit to collaborate with Routes into Rail and provide access to more than 1,300 live rail jobs on a website dedicated to filling the skills gap in the rail sector.”

The site is backed by Network Rail, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and industry partners Amey, HS2, Railway Industry Association (RIA) and VolkerRail.

To visit the Routes into Rail website click here.