Fusion Joint Venture has partnered with the National College for High Speed Rail by signing up a number of their apprentices to the pioneering higher apprenticeship scheme on offer at the college in September 2017.
Fusion is a joint venture between Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman. The joint venture has a successful track record of delivering large infrastructure projects, having previously collaborated on projects such as Crossrail and Thames Tideway Tunnel.
Apprentices at the college will receive industry-leading training giving them knowledge of the latest skills and techniques in high speed rail.
The world-class curriculum has been developed by the college in partnership with businesses and does not only focus on training for high speed rail but also provides transferable skills for those working on modernising Britain’s existing railways.
In its first year, the college will offer higher apprenticeships in operations and departmental management, civil engineering, track systems and systems engineering.
Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive of the National College for High Speed Rail, said: “Our industry needs more forward thinking organisations like Fusion to commit their apprentices to the National College of High Speed Rail as the British rail industry is rapidly approaching its biggest investment in infrastructure for more than a Century. It is clear that investing in the future workforce allows businesses to develop a competitive advantage, and this should form an essential part of every organisation’s plans to be HS2 ready.”
Nissar Mohammed, project director at Fusion, said: “To be one of the first organisations to sign up our apprentices is yet another milestone in Fusion’s high-speed rail journey. The college’s ambition, to provide highly skilled people and close the skills gap through our supply chain will be a lifeline for the industry.”