Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

BCRRE is the largest rail-focused academic research centre in Europe and some way beyond; it has an international reputation for translational research across multiple themes, including: Condition Based Maintenance, Remote Condition Monitoring, Ride Quality Assessment, Energy Efficiency Monitoring & Saving, Capacity/Operations Management/Development, Data Analysis and Cyber Security. BCRRE’s MSc courses in Railway Systems Engineering and Integration (RSEI) and Railway Safety and Communications Systems (RSCS) have developed Railway Engineering/Operations staff from over 50 countries for nearly 30 years. Additionally, for eligible UK-based participants, both courses are available as fully-funded Level 7 Degree Apprenticeships. BCRRE’s strong railway expertise and commitment to enterprise …

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Reax are a specialist Health & Safety Training Provider. We have the team, the knowledge, and the passion to ensure you reach your safety goals. We believe that good health and safety practices will drive the culture and success of your business. We offer a wide variety of training courses including, Confined Space, Work at Height, Rescue, and Embankment Training. In addition, we pride ourselves in being able to offer bespoke, custom designed training with a focus on meeting YOUR individual requirements. We do not accept the philosophy that “one size fits all” and work very closely with our customers …

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MCL Group

MCL group specialises in Rail and port services across the UK with key locations at Tees, Humber, Thames, Gascoigne Wood, Wembley and Telford. We are a family owned business supporting both railway and construction industry. We have circa 25000m rolling stock storage space spread across a number of key strategic sites.

The QSS Group Limited

The QSS Group is a professional management consultancy based in the East Midlands, however their services cover the whole of the UK. QSS look after and support your company in all your processes and structures, all the way from short-term activities to complete long-term projects, from small and medium-sized businesses right up to large corporations. Their goal is to provide integrated, sustainable solutions in every challenge your company may face.

Bratts Ladders

Bratts Ladders have been manufacturing specialist access equipment for rail companies since 1938. We make non-conductive Ladders, Steps and Platforms in Glassfibre and Timber and fabricate in Aluminium and Stainless Steel. We also offer a repair and maintenance service, safe use and inspection training courses and CAD design. If you have a WAH (Work at Height) problem, we can help.

Rail Competence and Compliance Ltd

Rail Competence & Compliance, a Northwest England based company that support rail engineering training and competence solutions nationwide. We can design bespoke training programmes, including task and risk analysis, competence standard design and assessment system implementation. Competence management systems are elusive to some managers and designing a system for your specific needs can be very detailed, we can help. We put the client at the heart of our deliberations, consulting on the actual needs of the client. We can also provide training and qualification in trainers, assessors and IQA’s, and have experience in running awarding body qualification centres. We improve …

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Balfour Beatty Rail Limited

Balfour Beatty Rail is a leading international rail engineering, design and construction business offering expertise in track, power and electrification, signalling and specialist railway civil engineering and building as well as multi-disciplinary and innovative solutions. Balfour Beatty has recently launched a dedicated website for their railway asset management and technical solutions business. This can be found at:

Data Acquisition & Testing Services Limited

D.A.T.S  specializes in engineering test and measurement solutions. We provide DAQ, test, measurement, instrumentation hire, analysis and consultancy services for multiple industries.  Parameters include strain, stress, vibration and temperature etc. ISO9001 registered we work in the UK and internationally.

Qualitrain Limited

Qualitrain delivers both funded and full cost training that encompasses engineering and manufacturing as well as business improvement techniques, powered equipment and warehousing and storage. Qualitrain’s clients include companies such as Bombardier (Alstom), Loram and Yellow Rail. Qualitrain’s highly qualified training team have many years’ experience working within the railway. From beginning their careers in industry they now teach, our experts have an impressive track record of being involved with some of the UKs largest rail projects to date, including Docklands Light Railway, London Underground, Shuttle and Class 92. Training your workforce provides the skills required to increase efficiency, productivity, …

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Sperry Rail

For 85 years, Sperry has been the world leader in Rail Health® solutions, helping railroads achieve continuous safety and performance improvements. Our integrated full-coverage solutions are designed to detect more defects in less time, so you can resume operations quickly. Inspired by the passion of our founder, Dr. Elmer Sperry, the inventor of the first non-destructive method for testing rail, Sperry is committed to delivering fit-for-purpose Rail Health® solutions that make railway travel safer and more reliable for everyone.

Oktal Sydac

Oktal Sydac is a leading developer of simulation systems for the Rail Industry. The company has pioneered a wide range of simulation technologies for driver training, motion simulation, part task training systems and computer-based training.

University of Derby

The University of Derby provides extensive business support. Below are just some of the ways in which we can help your organisation. Enscite Enscite offers funding and support to small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the aerospace, rail, and automotive supply chain. Learning Labs This series of workshops provides tools and techniques to support business growth. Workshops are delivered online by our team of experts, with a focus on areas such as marketing, strategic planning, finance and operations. Grant funding for graduate recruitment Employing a recent graduate for a project can help improve competitiveness and productivity. With our Knowledge Exchange and …

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Siemens Mobility

A leader in transport solutions for more than 170 years, Siemens Mobility builds and maintains trains and provides rail infrastructure and software solutions in Britain. We transform rail travel and transport with our skilled workforce of 5,700 UK employees. We are currently delivering significant inward investment in Yorkshire growing our local footprint. Siemens Mobility delivers a full range of transport-related activities in the UK including research, manufacturing, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance. The company works with 2,500 suppliers, 52% of them are UK based SMEs. Around 92% of all our suppliers are based in the UK. Siemens Mobility operates from …

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Learning Unlimited Derby

Learning Unlimited Derby is a highly responsive and quality provider of apprenticeships with a wealth of experience in delivering training to the engineering sector in Derby and Derbyshire.

Bridgeway Consulting Limited

Bridgeway offer rail and civil engineering services with a specific focus on rope access, diving, specialist access, structures, permanent way, signalling, geomatics, utility detection, BIM site and ground investigations, assurance and compliance services, ecology, learning and development, HR services and recruitment services.

Derby College

Derby has a long history as being the home of the rail industry. The Rail Forum and Derby College Group have been working with employers across the sector delivering measurable benefits – filling skills gaps while boosting organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness. DCG have a range of services available to deliver measurable benefits to increase business growth, attract new talent and to meet the individual needs of you and your business. Rail Industry Board – A wide range of companies are represented on DCG’s Rail Industry Skills Board – co-designing and co-delivering the curriculum to better prepare the current and future …

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UTC Derby Pride Park

The University Technical College (UTC) is a specialist engineering school preparing students for careers in the rail industry and other engineering pathways. The UTC has strong links with the Rail Forum Midlands and the Vice-Chair of RFM is a governor. Students can join the UTC in Year 9, Year 10 or Year 12, and study GCSEs and A Levels alongside their engineering specialism. The UTC has state-of-the-art facilities designed with Rolls-Royce and works with a variety of employer partners, including Bombardier, Toyota and University of Derby. The aim is to give students the personal, professional and technical skills to succeed …

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AEGIS has been operating in the UK for 25 years. Through our Engineering and Independent Certification businesses we offer engineering expertise, innovative solutions and a full suiteof Certification Services to the international rail industry, including Passenger Rolling Stock, Freight, On Track Plant & Machines, Signalling, Telecoms, Civil Infrastructure and Electrification. We offer the full range of systems engineering services from feasibility studies, requirements capture, design and realisation to verification, validation, safety approvals and authorisation. Through our independent certification business, we have a complete offering of certification services including: Common Safety Methods Assessment Body (AsBo) Designated Body (DeBo) Approved Body (ApBo) Assessment Party (RIS-2700-RST) …

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QTS Training Ltd

QTS Training Ltd is a subsidiary of QTS Group Ltd, a large Railway Infrastructure Maintenance provider operating throughout the United Kingdom and a Principal Contract to Network Rail. QTS Training Ltd is one of the leading Railway Safety, On-Track Plant and Health & Safety training providers in the UK. We are rated by NSAR (National Skills Academy for Rail) as a Gold accredited training provider. Our training services include: – Railway Safety Critical – On-track Plant – IRATA Rope Access – Confined Space – First Aid – Health and Safety – Construction Site Safety – Drilling Operations QTS Training is …

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