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Training and Development Award

UK Rail Industry Awards

Training and Development Award
UK Rail Industry Awards
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UK Rail Industry Awards This was the inaugural UK Rail Industry Awards event.

Mott MacDonald won the Training and Development Award at the inaugural UK Rail Industry Awards.

Mott MacDonald’s railways team devised a graduate rotation programme designed to create a ‘talent pipeline’ of professionally qualified consultants who can work well in a multifunctional environment.

Railways needed to develop graduates with technical competence in their specialist area and a wider experience and appreciation of other aspects of Mott MacDonald’s business.

The graduate rotation programme was developed to provide railways’ graduates with experience in:

  • System level design, including simulation and modelling
  • Functional specialism
  • Multifunctional project work
  • Site work and project implementation
  • BIM/CAD/visualisation
  • Planning and programming
  • Preparation of bids and proposals
  • Financial and commercial fundamentals
  • Another section or overseas

Success criteria for the programme include:

  • Reducing the average time to chartership from 6-7 years to 4 years
  • Strengthening links between graduates and mentors
  • Reducing voluntary staff turnover
  • Maintaining logs of evidence of experience

Regular monitoring of the programme has shown that these goals are being achieved.

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