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Quality is vital for business success. Whether it’s your own management skills, the performance of your employees or keeping an eye on the competition, a constant focus on high performance can help your business succeed.

There is no doubt that those businesses that continue to invest time and money in their workforce by offering regular training and development, see the benefit of their efforts through business growth. Investing in the skills of your workforce can also help keep you ahead of your competitors.

We have a team that will work with you to identify any skills gaps you may have and look at the variety of learning opportunities out there. We can bring together the resources and connect you to a range of high quality training providers and partners that can help meet your skills need.

Taking on an Apprentice could also be an option for you. An apprentice can often suggest new ideas and can deliver skills designed around your business needs.

Learn more by contacting Alex Stokes on 01302 862457 or email alex.stokes@doncaster,

The National College for High Speed Rail

The college works with a number of rail companies on developing the curriculum with high-quality, work-focused training and skills development for students. They provide support to all the college’s learners through work placements and mentoring along with providing everything required to create a world-class learning environment in the college. 

The rail industry is growing quickly and needs highly-skilled professionals:

  • It needs 182,000 people with engineering skills every year between now and 2022

A career in rail can be extremely well-paid:

  • The starting salary for an engineering and technology graduate is £27,079, almost £5,000 more than the average graduate
  • An average full-time salary for an engineering technician is £35,208, nearly £2,000 more than the UK average

The college offer level 4 and level 5 courses including higher apprenticeships;

Higher Apprenticeships: High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Technician

  • Civil Engineering
  • Track Systems
  • Systems Engineering
  • Power
  • Rolling Stock
  • Command, Control and Communication

Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship: Operations / Departmental Manager

Download the National College for High Speed Rail apprenticeships guide below for further information on courses.

For further information, please visit or email

Do you have less than 25 employees?

If so, then you could benefit from a new tailored recruitment service to help you source disabled talent. The Small Employer Offer is a new package pf support and advice from Jobcentre Plus to help raise awareness with small employers of the support available to them when employing a person with a long-term health condition or disability.

The Jobcentre Plus advisers will:

  • work with small employers to develop and maintain relationships
  • ensure the correct person is referred to a vacancy or work placement opportunity
  • support employers and their employees when completing Access to Work applications
  • provide help and advice on work adaptations and access needs
  • make available funding of £500 to you after 3 months employment for any ongoing needs such as mentoring, additional management time or training

If you are interested in the Small Employer Offer, further information about this package of support can be obtained from the Small Employer Advisor at your local Jobcentre Plus (details below)

Small Employer Advisor :  Lee Turner

Telephone: 01302 503723 or 07823 662082


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Download the National College for High Speed Rail Apprenticeships guide
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