The next generation of rail travel is everything you’d expect – incredible speed, technology and innovation. And the National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham is where you can become one of the people who’ll make it all happen.

If you’re preparing to finish your A-Levels or to find a new challenge on your career journey, the National College for High Speed Rail offers a range of training opportunities, courses and pathways that are designed to get you ready to take a leading role in an exciting future for high speed rail and engineering.  An open day will be taking place at the Birmingham campus from 4-7pm on Monday 14th May at 2 Lister Street, Birmingham, B7 4AG. Register here

The opportunity for new rail engineering talent is vast – at least 7,200 engineering and technical workers will be needed to work in High Speed Rail in the UK by 2020 alone.  It is further estimated that there will be more than 100,000 job opportunities across Britain’s railways by 2027, with HS2 set to create 25,000 new jobs, including 2,000 apprenticeships.

The college opened its doors in Birmingham last September and is offering an accessible alternative to university study.  The college’s one-year full-time course – the Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in High Speed Rail and Infrastructure – is taking on learners for September 2018.  The college is also running a new Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering) available for those who don’t meet the entry requirements for the higher-level course.

For those who are already working in the rail and engineering industries but looking for a new set of skills, at the National College for High Speed Rail you can take advantage of opportunities to upskill or retrain.  The college is forging strong links with employers and in partnership with a range of businesses it is offering an apprenticeship route, including apprenticeships in High Speed Rail and Infrastructure, Project Management and Operations Management.

Studying at the National College means you can take advantage of cutting-edge learning technology – across a range of digital platforms, as well as within a real-life rail engineering environment which includes an open workshop and a former Eurostar power car.  The Birmingham campus offers you the opportunity to study and work in a vibrant, well-connected city with rich connections to the UK rail industry’s past, present and future.

If you’re interested in training at the National College for High Speed Rail, you can find out more about what a career in the industry can do for you, by visiting the Birmingham campus from 4-7pm on Monday 14 May at 2 Lister Street, Birmingham, B7 4AG.  At the open day, you will be able to try out the college’s VR learning platforms, get up close with the #Brumstar train, and meet the first cohort of students who are already making great strides into the industry.

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