Railways: Skilled Workers

(asked on 11th February 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) (i) age profile and (ii) adequacy of the supply of skilled workers and (b) potential merits of policies to maintain a skilled workforce in the rail industry.


Answered by
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 22nd February 2021

My Department is aware of analysis from the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) indicating that a significant proportion of the rail industry workforce is aged over 50. Some of this analysis was included as part of the Williams Rail Review evidence collation and published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-rail-sector-in-numbers.

We are considering this and other issues affecting the supply of skilled workers over the next decade, and will set out details in due course.

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