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From mum to management, postnatal depression and inspiring women into rail – Charlotte Curtis from First Group talks about her career

​Due to expansion and significant investment in infrastructure, confidence in the UK rail industry is at its highest. Crossrail and the soon to commence HS2 projects are just two of the landmark sc...

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Morson Group Rail Director appointed new trustee to Women in Rail

Women in Rail (WR) has appointed five new trustees to its governing Board, including Morson Group rail director, Gary Smithson.Gary Smithson, Sarah Reid, Ruth Busby, Mat Baine and Philippa Hinton a...

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How to become a... Commissioning Engineer

​Commissioning engineers play an important role in all types of engineering projects, with excellent opportunities available around the country.Read on to find out more about what skills you need t...

Supporting the Railway Children: An uncomfortable night sleep
Supporting the Railway Children: An uncomfortable night sleep

Members from the rail recruitment team joined forces with people from across the rail industry to spend an uncomfortable night sleeping out at Manchester Piccadilly station in support of Railway Ch...

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Morson sleepout for Railway Children

Rail Director Gary Smithson, Morson CEO Ged Mason and three other members from across the rail team will be joining forces with people from across the rail industry, to spend an uncomfortable night...

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A day in the life: Demari Waugh, Morson Canning Town TfL rail team

​Demari Waugh works as an administrator in Morson's Operation Support Team, working with Transport for London (TfL) on the London Underground.How did you come to work with Morson? I joined in 2019....

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5 Rail Qualifications to Boost Your Career in Rail

​Need to boost your career in the Rail industry? Consider upskilling with one of these rail qualifications.With the UK's rail infrastructure currently undergoing huge changes, now is one of the bes...

25 questions you should answer before apply for a job as a rail engineer
25 questions you should answer before applying for jobs as a rail engineer

​You’re looking for a new challenge in the rail sector – but, like many job searchers, you may be out of practice when it comes to the interview process. We’ve compiled a list of 25 questions you s...

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A day in the life: Denis MacDonald, Morson HSE Advisor for TfL

​Denis MacDonald is a HSE Advisor working for Morson for Transport for London.What is a typical night at work for you?  I arrive at the Morson Canning Town office and catch up with my fellow collea...

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A day in the life: Wayne Langstone, Morson Technical Manager for TfL

​Wayne Langstone is a very experienced Track Engineer and Morson's Assessor for T00 Track Handback’s on the London Underground. A T002/003 Handback is a highly skilled individual, trained to be the...

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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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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...

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...

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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...

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...