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Gary Smithson finalist for Women In Rail's Inspirational Man of the Year Award

​Morson’s rail director Gary Smithson has been shortlisted for the Inspirational Man of the Year in the annual Women in Rail Awards 2021! The Women in Rail Awards aim to showcase and reward indivi...

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Leaving a social legacy: Vital secures £150m Network Rail contract

​We are thrilled to announce that Morson sister company, Vital Human Resources, has been awarded a £150m contract to provide Network Rail labour covering a range of strategic and operational roles ...

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The Rail Industry Report 2021: Skills challenges, HS2 and the green railway

​The past 18 months have been undeniably challenging for the rail industry and the world as a whole. But with a huge rail infrastructure project ongoing, passenger numbers beginning to climb again ...

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Is an MSP the answer to the construction industry's talent challenges?

As contingent construction recruitment becomes increasingly difficult and critical skills expensive to find, we explore why a Managed Service Programme (MSP) is an attractive solution in such an ec...

HS2 phase 2a confirmed and bought forward
HS2 phase 2a confirmed and bought forward

​Plans for phase 2a of HS2 have officially been granted Royal Assent by MPs.Costing £4.5billion, the phase 2a section of the line, which will run for 36 miles from Birmingham to Crewe, will now be ...

Plans for UK's first hydrogen ambulance announced
Plans for UK's first hydrogen ambulance announced

​​Plans for the UK’s first zero-emission, hydrogen-powered ambulance have been revealed with the initial prototype aimed to be ready by autumn.UK hydrogen fuel pioneer, ULEMCO is collaborating with...

National Apprenticeship Week: The Vital role of rail apprenticeships for building the future
National Apprenticeship Week: The Vital role of rail apprenticeships for building the future

​For National Apprenticeship Week, we shine a spotlight on all things apprenticeships and highlight some of the great people involved in developing apprenticeship talent. Vital Human Resources, pa...

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National Apprenticeship Week - Lorraine Reece on Vital Rail Apprentices

​​As a part of National Apprentice Week, Senior HR Business partner, Lorraine Reece explains why working with apprentices is so important and close to her heart. Lorraine explained the interaction ...

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 | Training in COVID19: New methods, same high quality delivery
National Apprenticeship Week 2021 | Training in COVID19: New methods, same high quality delivery

​​The Coronavirus pandemic has been a gamechanger for everyone in society, with the training industry – like many others – working hard to remain agile, responsive, and adapt operations to ensure c...

Ir35 Webinar   Blog Photo IR35 webinar: How IR35 reforms will affect labour use within London Underground
IR35 webinar: How IR35 reforms will affect labour use within London Underground

​Whilst the private sector focuses on getting ahead before April, organisations that use labour on the London Underground must be aware of and engage in the forthcoming changes by reviewing and rev...

Network Rail prepares first pre-built UK tunnel
Network Rail prepares first pre-built UK tunnel

​​Network Rail have announced they are ready to move an 11,000 tonne, pre-built tunnel into place under one of the UK’s busiest railway lines, in what is a first for UK engineering. The huge conc...

Firms building HS2 announce skills, jobs and training plans for London
Firms building HS2 announce skills, jobs and training plans for London

​Network Rail recently announced that they have joined multiple construction firms in the building of HS2 to set out long-term plans to ensure that people living in seven London boroughs can benefi...

A refreshing apprenticeship experience for Niall Lyons with Morson Training
A refreshing apprenticeship experience for Niall Lyons with Morson Training

​Niall Lyons, a rail apprentice with Morson Training, spoke with us about the progress of his apprenticeship so far and how he came to join the course in late 2020.“Before I started doing the appre...

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Morson CEO Ged Mason takes home RailStaff Lifetime Achievement Award

​Morson Group CEO Ged Mason wins 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the annual RailStaff AwardsThe award highlights Morson's excellent track record in the rail businessMorson Group CEO Ged Mason took ...

Plans for Italy's first hydrogen trains announced by Alstom
Plans for Italy's first hydrogen trains announced by Alstom

​Renowned transport company Alstom has announced plans to supply six hydrogen fuel cell trains to Italian transport group Ferrovie Nord Milano (FNM)We've seen the importance of renewable energy for...

Women in Rail | How a former footballer found her way into trespass prevention — via Australia
Women in Rail | How a former footballer found her way into trespass prevention — via Australia

​Some people know what career they want from an early age, others follow in the footsteps of their parents, while many of us become settled when our skills meet opportunity.The latter has proven tr...