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Secondment scheme planned for talented tram professionals Friday February 2, 2024

A new initiative promises to deliver a major career boost for the rising stars of light rail.

More than half of UK networks have already pledged to support plans to formalise cross-sector secondments that will help the sector retain top talent while providing additional experience for ambitious young managers, engineers and other key personnel.

Members of the UKTram Executive Committee agreed to the proposal at a recent meeting, and a series of workshops are being planned to help develop a formal framework.

James Hammett, UKTram Managing Director, explained: “It’s vital that we nurture talent within the sector, and secondments offer the ideal opportunity to help the next generation of light rail professionals broaden their experience.

“At the same time, operators and other organisations taking part will benefit from the enthusiasm of individuals keen to advance their careers while sharing best practice and helping develop fresh ideas that will contribute to the future success of our tramways and similar transit systems.”

Further details about the workshops will be announced in due course.