The National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI) has been established to provide the higher-level skills needed to transform the UK rail and transport infrastructure network.

The College opened in September 2017 as the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) on state-of-the-art campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster. In August 2019, the College changed its name to reflect the growing demand across the UK transport infrastructure industry.

The College is dedicated to providing the higher-level training required to create HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and other rail projects, as well as supporting the skills demand from employers who are facing skills challenges such as digitalisation of the railway and an ageing workforce

Through a combination of classroom teaching and real work experience, apprenticeships and short courses, the College provides technical and professional courses, using the very latest industry technology, to a diverse range of learners that are starting a career in the industry, are looking to switch careers, or are part of the existing workforce.

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Vision and values

We want to produce a new generation of highly skilled professionals to lead the UK’s future rail, transport and infrastructure workforce.

Our learners are at the heart of everything we do. The College has been established to provide inclusive and high quality education and training that meet the needs of all our learners, industry partners and local communities, and supports local, regional and national economic growth.

Working collaboratively with partners and the University of Birmingham, we will provide a lifelong learning opportunity supported by railway, transport and infrastructure qualifications and competencies. Learners of all ages will benefit from a high quality education that will prepare them for, or advance them in, a career in a sector that is rapidly transforming. By working with a range of local education providers across the UK, we will increase participation for groups under-represented in technical education.

With an expanded curriculum taught by industry qualified and experienced staff, learners will thrive in aspirational and supportive environments in the Midlands and the North. The College will become an integral part of the government’s transport, infrastructure and broader industrial strategy.

As part of the University of Birmingham group, we will embed the values and ethos of excellence, leadership, pioneering spirit, purposefulness and pragmatism.


Working for us

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The National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI) is going places. As the only institution in the country dedicated to providing the higher-level skills needed for the high speed rail network, we are in a unique position to help the country to deliver the biggest ever infrastructure project in Europe.

We have built two amazing campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster kitted out with the very best specialist kit and equipment, much of which has been donated by our industry partners, and have led our own trailblazer for the development of the High Speed Rail and Infrastructure apprenticeships.

In order to continue pioneering technical excellence, we are looking for outstanding candidates to join our already excellent team, who are committed to shaping the future of rail and rail infrastructure industry.
We value and embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity within our workforce.

We have a bright future ahead of us. If you want to be a part of it, please keep an eye on our current vacancies.

You can apply at the section below or you may get in touch with us by contacting jobs@ncati.ac.uk if you have any questions about the roles or working at the College.



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