Member Category: Training/Academia

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.

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: omnicombalfourbeatty.com

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 – Gold Member

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 – Gold Member

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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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.

Siemens Rail Systems – Gold Member

In the past 10 years, we have built, and now maintain trains at, eight purpose-built traincare facilities (Acton, Glasgow, Manchester, Northampton, Southampton, York, Temple Mills and Three Bridges).  We ensure that 350 clean, comfortable, safe and reliable trains go into service each and every day.  Each year, our trains travel some 50 million miles around the UK. We are the supplier for the new Thameslink Rolling Stock project and have also supplied and put into service the new Eurostar train.  We have also developed a new training academy for Rail in conjunction with NSAR.

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.

Rail Operations Group

Rail Operations Group is the newest, most innovative and unique train operating company in the UK.  We are unique because we are the only train operating company whose raison d’etre is to serve the rolling stock leasing and engineering sectors.

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 – Silver Member

AEGIS is a member of IKOS Group, a global consultancy business with its Headquarters in Paris, France. Through our Engineering and Certification businesses we offer engineering expertise and innovative solutions to the Rolling Stock, Plant, Telecommunications, Electrification, Signalling and Infrastructure sectors within the Rail industry.

National Composites Centre

The NCC (National Composites Centre) is the UK’s world-leading composite research and development facility; where innovators come when they need to make things lighter, stronger, smarter and more sustainable. With access to ‘beyond’ state-of-the-art technology and the best composites engineering capabilities in the world, the NCC collaborates with customers to solve the most complex engineering challenges of our time. Part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the NCC works across all manufacturing sectors and has forged strong links with aerospace, energy, defence, space, construction, infrastructure, auto, rail, marine and biomedical. It works with organisations across the board from micro enterprises …

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Loughborough University

Academic institution providing research and teaching. Rail activities in the area of control systems, mechatronics, infrastructure and human factors among others, limited to research. Loughborough University – Areas of Expertise in Rail – Lboro_areas_of_expertise_rail_V1

QTS Training Ltd – Silver Member

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 was established in 2008 to ensure that quality training was provided to the QTS Group and has now established itself as one of the leading Railway Safety 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 …

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