Have you considered the local Rail Academy as a further education option?
Part of the tripartite group with partners the Rail Academy and CrossCountry Trains, we have looked at ways in which we can help people to develop the skills required to be the rail employees of the future. CrossCounty have remained committed to this partnership, funding a classroom for Academy students.
Students have visited Haltwhistle during our Heritage Open Day events when they had the opportunity to meet former signalmen and learn about railway signalling; look at the redundant railway buildings and see the plans for their current redevelopment. Courses include introduction to the rail industry, rail engineering, and rail industry customer service.