Yesterday, Jacob from Network Rail came to talk to year 11 students about Tuxford Rail Innovation and Development Centre and apprenticeships available in the rail industry.  Jacob runs the test track from High Marnham to Shirebrook that stretches 20 miles. In recent years, the line of track was used in the latest Mission Impossible film!  A former cross-country line, RIDC Tuxford is a safe environment for testing new and modified rolling stock, plant, on-track machines, infrastructure equipment and technology.  Jason discussed track engineering, including the maintenance of tracks and how accidents are investigated and prevented.

Jacob joined Network Rail as an apprentice with the Royal Navy and attended their School of Engineering. He told students about his own career in Engineering that has taken him all over the world. He has worked on projects in India and Germany as well as working on the London Underground and the Channel Tunnel.

Students were able to ask questions about apprenticeship opportunities and careers with Network Rail.  Thank you to Jason for an enjoyable presentation that was extremely useful to students considering an apprenticeship in Engineering.

Network rail apprenticeship talk