NTAR facility

Date: January 2016

ADComms set to deliver 1,350 delegate days of training at newly launched NTAR facility

ADComms has announced it will deliver 1,350 delegate days of training in advanced telecoms to address the rail industry’s skills gap at the newly opened National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) in Northampton.

Established as a joint venture between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Siemens, NTAR has been founded to nurture and harness the skills necessary to ensure the move to a digital railway.

Since NTAR’s launch in October, ADComms has provided crucial rail telecoms overview training to 60 rail industry apprentices at the facility. The training provided is timely as recent projections from the NSAR National Skills Academy) state that there is likely to be a skills shortage of more than 8,000 jobs across the rail sector, specifically in traction and rolling stock. ADComms is currently working with NTAR to develop a telecoms apprentice programme in 2016.

Jason Pearce, ADComms’ chief executive, commented:

“NTAR is a fantastic tool for futureproofing the UK rail sector. By giving budding engineers industry-focused training, we’re able to ensure that we are providing them with the skills that employers are seeking. We will further support this with the launch of our telecoms apprenticeship, which we look forward to developing further with NTAR in 2016.”
“The move to a digitised railway is one of the most exciting things ever to happen to the UK’s rail sector and we’re delighted to be part of the transitional process.”

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