What is the Railway Talent Project?
The Railway Talent Project started in 2013 and it is all about the attraction and retention of talents within the railway sector worldwide. In other words it is about showing talented people, male and female, engineers and scientists, HR and marketing experts, what the rail industry has to offer. And there is a lot out there! With a number of large scale railway projects (e.g. Crossrail in London, UK; high speed in China; railway developments in Brazil) and various new railway lines and upgrades projects taking place around the globe the demand for railway man and women is growing.
To meet this demand for qualified and enthusiastic workforce the Talent project aims to attract talents from beyond the sector as well as make sure the talents within the sector are satisfied and happy to continue working for the railways.
The official launch of the UIC Global Network of Railway Talents will take place on Friday 17 July 2015 at Newcastle University, UK. The purpose of the event is to create a dedicated physical space for network members to connect with international peers beyond a virtual online platform and collectively address one major challenge of the rail sector: the attraction and retention of talents.
The event will also:
• Promote the UIC Global Network of Railway Talents in order to attract new members and boost growth;
• Create a convivial event allowing the network members to meet and exchange about the rail sector and personal development opportunities;
• Facilitate a conversation among passionate railway talents on timely global challenges of the sector;
• Provide networking opportunities to network members and beyond.
The Railway Talents event is free to attend, but places are limited. To register, please complete the online registration form before 15 June 2015.
The registration form is available at this link: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=7790
You can also read more about the event on the Railway Talents event page: http://railtalent.org/railway-talents-event-2015
The Railway Talents event is combined with the RailNewcastle conference, a rail-focused international conference taking places at Newcastle University from 15 – 17 July 2015.