Destination Rail

One of our priorities is providing young people with access to current guidance surrounding the wealth of careers that are available in the rail industry now and in the future.

Destination Rail is a STEM outreach programme specifically focused on the Rail industry. The programme was requested by the industry to help address the growing skills shortage in the rail sector and highlights the true breadth of careers available whilst breaking down many of the stereotypes associated with the industry and attracting future talent.

The rail industry is packed full of innovative and technology-based careers that are set to transform our transport strategy in the future. Looking to engage and promote the careers available in this growing industry, Learn by Design has developed a series of interactive workshops that both breaks down stereotypes and opens a clear pathway to the career choices available to young people interested in rail.

Using our experience of engaging young people in their future opportunities, we have developed workshops and events that provide insight into the rail industry whilst showcasing the height of the rail technology. The UK is facing a huge skills shortage and these enrichment workshops aim to break down barriers and stereotypes for young people to confidently consider a career in rail is for them.

This event will provide students with a unique opportunity to engage with employers from Rail and related industries to access a wealth of information about careers that are available in the rail industry now and in the future.

Throughout the day students will be mentored by industry experts, take part in exciting workshops and will be invited to solve the Destination Rail STEM Challenge and present their solutions to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of judges. Teachers will also have the opportunity to learn more about what careers the industry can offer and network with industry professional in our unique teacher’s workshop.

The Destination Rail STEM Challenge is “Race to Construct”


Working in teams, students are tasked with construction challenges and beat the clock.

The event not only showcases the rail industry but also demonstrates the science, apprenticeship and graduate engineering careers available in this growing area and provides an opportunity for key players in the rail industry to network and interact with each other and young people

Linking schools with employer engagement through the Destination Rail workshops and events, both enhances the career advice available to young people whilst adhering to the curriculum Gatsby Benchmark strategy.

Interested in finding out more? Get in touch!

Email or call 01827 316 297

Upcoming Events:

Date: Tuesday 25th June

Venue: University of Salford
The Crescent,
M5 4WT

Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
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