Northern Rail: On track for success
A major subsidiary of the Department for Transports rail network, our Northern customer Railways has high health and safety and Environmental training standards. Astutis was invited to partner with them to develop a scalable training solution for their enterprise.
With over 2500 train services every day visiting nearly 550 locations, Northern Railways play a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, family, leisure, education every day.
In 2016 Northern Railway invited us to tender for the opportunity to become their partner of choice for all Health, Safety and Environmental training across their whole network and 6000 strong team. The challenge was to develop a training programme that supported the desire to centralise all HSE training investments and take complete control of delivery, consistency and quality of course delivery.
We were delighted to design a tailored solution to allow Northern the opportunity to centralise, control, monitor and importantly report on progress.
The Northern Rail training programme contains a robust suite of HSE courses through our joint venture, including IOSH, NEBOSH and IEMA Accredited courses. The story doesn’t end there, as part of the programme, as we also provide tailored Astutis Approved training, including Fire Risk Assessment and Contractor courses, all delivered via our in-house team, virtual delivery, open training network and e-learning.
When COVID restrictions were introduced, we worked with Northern Rail to transform training delivery for many of their courses from the physical classroom to virtual classroom and online learning. Feedback remains equally as superb as ever.
Possibly the most rewarding part of our partnership has been our mutual agility to curate and deliver tailored online courses for the 6,000 employees.
These courses have been rolled out and hosted on Northern Rails own Learning Management System, which allows them unlimited access to the course and materials without the need for additional budget.
Northern Rail employees now have access to 15 Astutis training courses on subjects such as environmental sustainability, customer safety on trains and platforms, COSHH, Asbestos, and one of our personal favourites, 'The Ten Most Common Hazards within Northern'.
Real Life Stories
Hear What Our Learners Have To Say
"From start to finish the service Astutis have provided has been 5 star. Following the amazing experience I have referred multiple colleagues to complete training with Astutis. Great course, great support and great customer service"Stuart03.02.2023
"I really enjoyed studying Nebosh with Astutis. I had tried to complete the Nebosh Qualification previously but Astutis made it easier to learn and provided great training resources and support."Stuart03.02.2023
"Great customer focus, as usual!"Gary01.02.2023
"Excellent course, thank you"Gary01.02.2023
"Ever since I started with Astitus in 2018 I have completed two qualifications with them and they have always been quick to respond to queries, they have convenient payment options since I'm based in south Africa, I don't always afford to pay cash due to exchange rates. Hilary is super helpful she will communicate new courses and assist with information and enrolment. If it were possible to do my MSc with them, I would have enrolled with them"Philiswa Sister01.02.2023
"The course is very informative and outlines useful information that i will apply on my everyday duties"Philiswa Sister01.02.2023
"Course content was good though the on boarding was an issue with sone to and fro to sort wasting time."26.01.2023
"Content aligned to all learning styles and relevant to risk professionals especially h and s a worthwhile bit of cpd"26.01.2023
"Astutis advisor training course enrolled me quickly on my course. The course was well detailed, well organised and easy access to the platform for my study."Saito26.01.2023
"Good course and well presented. The content is easy to understand with options to listen or read. Videos and flowcharts describe well the content for a better understanding."Saito26.01.2023