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Regular News
At least 5,000 people a year are set to benefit from a new Midlands Training Academy, officially opened this month in Aston by John Healey MP,... continue
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Rail News
Network Rail has called on the government to support equality for apprenticeship schemes and reduce their bureaucracy to stimulate the... continue
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News Extra
Robert Jack
It is an important year for GoSkills, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for passenger transport. This year it will discover whether the government... continue
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Business Comment Lead Story
Stagecoach has seen a huge increase in the number of applicants for its UK Bus graduate development programme. This year, 527 applications were... continue
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Business Back-Up
When Kim Purcell joined Arriva’s graduate programme in August 2006 she never imagined that 21 months later she would be managing one of the... continue
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Regular Feature
Andrew Garnett
YES The case for regulating customer service standards in the transport sector was taken on by Sheena Pickersgill of Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE.... continue
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Regular Feature
Robert Jack
Over recent years there has been a growing recognition of the importance of delivering excellent customer service in the passenger transport sector.... continue
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Regular News
All 25,000 of First Group’s front line UK bus staff are to receive a half day of training in customer care. Leon Daniels, customer service and... continue
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In brief
A fall in the number of graduate places available in the UK has led to a surge in the number of university leavers seeking to start their career with... continue
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Regular Feature
George Muir
The “Our People” section of the CSR reports could have been the dullest of all: vocational training, driver retention, ethnic diversity... continue
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Ben Colson
As I put the radio on in the car  the first voice I heard was the Honourable Member for Manchester Blackley. This time he was not talking about... continue
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Business Back-Up
National Express London has achieved the Investors in People Standard following three years of work to expand training, development and communication... continue
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Business Back-Up
International rail consultancy Interfleet Technology is celebrating 10 years of its Graduate Development Scheme, which has helped induct 62 graduates... continue
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Business Back-Up
It is four months since Reading Transport launched its brand new Academy which has replaced the old style training school. And in the 16 weeks since... continue
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Letters to the Editor
By Bob Muir, Chiswick, London
Whilst it was reassuring to read that the operators and manufacturers are debating the issues of good bus design (Transit November 21), I was rather... continue
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Business Back-Up
The Association of Train Operating Companies engineering graduate scheme has inducted a record number of participants in 2008. This year has seen the... continue
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Business Back-Up
A Stagecoach UK Bus apprentice has won a prestigious national award. Manchester apprentice James Belfield (21) was named the 2008 winner of the... continue
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Business Comment
It hasn’t been an easy task for headhunters employed by First to recruit experienced bus managers to its 9,000-vehicle UK bus division. Upon... continue
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In brief
A unique training initiative targeting local bus drivers and inspectors in the Greater Belfast area is beginning to deliver impressive results. The... continue
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John Nelson
Ten years ago the rail industry embarked on a major experiment. British Rail’s ‘Quality Through People’ programme was a bold and... continue
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