Julia Belgutay

Learners unable to work as provider goes off the rails

Dozens left waiting for months for railway training after collapse of Amber Train

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More than 70 learners trained to work in the rail industry have been left unable to gain employment in the sector following the collapse of a training provider found to have used unqualified tutors.

The affected students completed a personal track safety course delivered by Amber Train, a training provider owned by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), equipping them with the so-called “competences” required to work on the UK rail network.

Tes understands that these included former prisoners trained under a contract operated by the LTE Group – the UK’s largest college group, which ...

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