Following Morson Training’s appointment as Network Rail’s strategic partner, we are thrilled to reveal the details of our brand-new initiative, the Morson Training rail training and assessment academy, which will be delivered in situ at sites across the UK.
Designed to facilitate pathways into the exciting world of training and assurance, the Academy programme will increase the bench strength of the training provision in the industry and futureproof the sector by providing paid training and development in a range of skills.
Rail-experienced staff with a minimum of two years at Controller of Site Safety (COSS) level can join the Academy to become certified trainers. The rail training and assessment academy is also open to NSAR-assured track safety trainers, as well as PTMP and small tools trainers, who wish to upskill and progress further in their careers.
All delegates will receive personal development plans and career progression paths that allow them to advance in line with industry needs.
Network Rail’s Head of Training, Guy Wilmshurst-Smith welcomed the launch saying:
“With one of Network Rail’s major goals being to open the door for localised training providers and localised delivery, we’re truly excited to work with Morson Training to make it happen.
A fresh approach that will drive collaboration and help to futureproof the rail industry against skills drain, this is a large-scale solution which is needed to meet large-scale issues facing the sector. Through this rail training and assessment academy, we will have a system which suitably meets volume and robustly delivers on the quality, advanced technical knowledge and skill sets rail needs to thrive now and in the future.”
Matthew Leavis, Group Training Director at Morson Training commented:
“As the dedicated strategic partner to Network Rail, our aim is to offer localised work for all and to do this we need to increase the spread and depth of trainers nationwide.
With a large number of trainers set to retire within five years, now is the time to ensure we work with our established industry professionals to ensure that the much-needed skills and experience are passed on for the betterment of the industry.”
The rail training and assessment academy will be delivered in a way that accommodates a healthy work/life balance, with delegates able to choose a location close to home rather than having to spend time away from their families in order to attend a dedicated training centre.
More information on the specific roles can be found here: