Demand for rail transport is increasing and large-scale projects eg HS2, Crossrail will need a new generation of railway engineers to meet tomorrow’s challenges. This course is mixed for Years 11 and 12 but the rail industry is keen to attract more females to consider this industry as a career path. The course aims to give you an insight into the challenges and opportunities that the rail industry has to offer.
Learn about the key challenges that the UK rail network is facing and get an insight into topics including vehicle crashworthiness, aerodynamics and advanced train control (i.e. the modern version of signalling that controls train movements around the network). It will also cover more general skills including instrumentation and computer programming and there is ample opportunity for creative thinking, as well as the chance to develop your practical skills using hand and power tools. Develop your team working and project management skills, and your ability to promote yourself and your ideas by developing marketing material and manning a stand at a mini trade show.
This course will help your CV to ‘stand out from the crowd’, and hopefully get you on the fast track with a career in railway engineering.