NTAR, with its multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility based in Northampton, acts both as a UK flagship and an international Centre of Excellence for skills development and collaborative working in traction and rolling stock: addressing a skills gap that would otherwise become a barrier to both maintaining and growing the workforce.
NTAR’s goal is to build a workforce that can steer the railway network through a transformational era. To achieve their goal and attract bright young people who want to come and join the industry, the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) believes that a new approach to training is needed. By adopting innovation and technology into their training methodology, NTAR improves the way training is delivered while reducing costs in parallel to supporting client’s training needs.
NTAR has successfully introduced and run its programmes using Virtual Reality technology and has observed enormous enthusiasm coming from the industry. By working with EAL (Evaluation Assurance Level), the specialist industry qualification awarding organisation, NTAR have launched their EAL approved programmes to benefit the global rail industry.