May 30, 2024

QTS Group Inspires Future Rail Experts at Annual Event

QTS Group Inspires Future Rail Experts at Annual Event

National rail contractor QTS Group recently hosted its third annual 'The Future of Rail' event at its headquarters in South Lanarkshire. The event, held in collaboration with partners Scotland’s Railway, AmcoGiffen, and Clarke Telecom, aimed to inspire children to explore careers in the rail industry. Around 250 students from across the region attended, engaging in a variety of activities designed to spark their interest in rail-related professions.

Engaging the Next Generation

The event featured a range of interactive workshops and demonstrations to give students a hands-on experience of the rail industry. Highlights included:

  • STEM Activities: Guest-led STEM activities provided students with insights into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills essential for a career in rail.
  • Machinery Demonstrations: Live demonstrations of rail machinery allowed students to see the equipment in action and understand the practical aspects of rail work.
  • Career and Supplier Stands: Various stands offered information on different career paths within the rail industry, as well as the opportunity to meet suppliers and learn about the tools and technologies used in the field.

Commitment to Education and Training

QTS Group has a strong commitment to nurturing the next generation of rail experts. The company offers several initiatives aimed at young people, including:

  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships: These programs provide hands-on training and real-world experience, helping young people develop the skills needed for a successful career in rail.
  • Graduate Development Programme: This programme supports recent graduates as they transition into the industry, offering structured training and professional development opportunities.
  • Rail Skills Academy: QTS Group's award-winning Rail Skills Academy focuses on equipping students with the essential skills required in the rail industry, preparing them for a variety of roles.

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