MAKE YOUR DESTINATION

A CAREER IN RAIL.

 

What is Destination Rail?

Destination Rail is a careers related learning outreach programme that is specifically designed to enthuse young people into future careers in the Rail industry, by showcasing the industry and the careers available in this rapidly expanding area. Destination Rail consists of workshops for secondary schools, primary schools, and industry led school events.

 

Events

As part of the activities, we can also provide STEM ambassadors with an rail background, who will take part in a Q&A and give tips and support to the young people throughout the sessions.

Primary - Race to Construct KS1 - KS2

 

Race to construct is introduces young learners to the various careers in the rail industry. Learners develop problem solving skills while working as part of a team to build a K’Nex version of the HS2 track.  During the session learners also have mini tasks that provoke creativity, introduce them to budgeting and teach them the importance of transferable skills in career in the rail industry.

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Session Information
Year groups:
Year 3 - 6
Session Length:
2 - 3hrs
Group size:
30
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Learner Outcomes:

  • Work as part of a team to build the HS2 track and overcome different obstacles that engineers face

  • Become more aware of the different career opportunities in the rail industry

  • Use creativity and problem solving skills to help their team complete the different mini challenges

Teacher Outcomes:

  • Provide careers related learning within subject lessons 

  • Hands-on activity that develops the pupils’ ability to use cross curricular knowledge and skills, and work as team

  • Introducing curriculum based learning to a career focused activity

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Options for Delivery:

Face to Face

Prices can vary depending on your schools requirements - please email for a more accurate quote.

Bringing education to life with inspiring workshops

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Book at Destination Rail workshop following the email link below or call us!

Secondary - Stations to Success KS3 - 4:

 

The KS3-4 activities include a carousel of three single lesson workshops (45-60 minutes each) that explore the careers and skills used across the rail industry. In addition, an extended enterprise challenge activity (2-3hrs) builds on this learning by introducing key skills around planning, teamwork, and finance.

Learners get an insight into the breadth and depth of the rail industry and the opportunity to meet a STEM ambassador working in the local rail industry.   

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Session Information
Year groups:
Year 7 - 11
Session Length:
2 - 3hrs
Group size:
180
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Workshops:

SHORT WORKSHOP
Careers Station

This workshop gets students thinking about the different routes into rail and understanding the local significance of the rail industry in past and future innovation though a competitive interactive challenge.

SHORT WORKSHOP
Skills Station

This workshop focuses on students learning and developing transferable skills needed to succeed in the rail industry. Students learn about the important of communication skills through some mini challenges before competing in a VEX robotics challenge where they must communicate clearly to score points and show leadership and teamwork.   

SHORT WORKSHOP
Innovation Station

This workshop is based around the future of the rail industry. Students work in teams to develop and present a new innovative app idea which could be used in the rail industry today.   

EXTENDED WORKSHOP
Enterprise Station

This workshop further develops student’s teamwork skills as they work together to design the blueprint for an over-station in a specific UK location. Focus is given to understanding key financial terms, learning about more rail careers, and developing good presentation skills.  

Learner Outcomes:

  • Understand the range of careers within the rail industry and the different routes available

  • Take part in hands on challenges to develop transferable skills.

  • Use innovation and creativity to be practical problem solvers and present their own designs

  • Meet an employer ambassador

Teacher Outcomes:

  • Provide careers related learning within subject lessons 

  • Hands-on activity that develops the pupils’ ability to use cross curricular knowledge and skills,
    and work as team

  • Incorporating curriculum based learning to a career forward activity

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Options for Delivery:

Face to Face
Resource Pack*
Live Stream*

*Live stream and resource pack activities vary depending on your school's chosen requirements.

Prices can vary depending on your schools requirements - please email for a more accurate quote.

Bringing education to life with inspiring workshops

Book Now

Book at Destination Rail workshop following the email link below or call us!

Events:

 

We can also offer a successful rail focused event for learners, bringing together industry and schools. Throughout the day students experience industry visits or workshops, meet local employers, and take part in an engineering challenge.

View a video promo highlighting some of the career fair moments from the Rail Industry events: