It’s been an eventful year for the RT-IS team, with new starters joining our signalling department, and other employees gaining licences and successfully completing qualifications.

Earlier this year, we were delighted to welcome two new team members, Carl Evans and Tim Dotchin. Carl joined RT-IS as a licensed IRSE (Institute of Railways Signalling Engineers) Installer, while Tim was appointed as a Lead SMTH (Signal Maintenance Testing Handbook) Tester/G110.

Four more new starters – Alfie Booker, Frankie Higginbottom, Ryan Stockwell and Matt Forster – passed their Signalling Installer Course, which serves as a ‘foot in the door’ for individuals keen to join the rail industry.

The four new starters successfully completed several modules, gaining the base-level knowledge they need to kickstart their careers. RT-IS is committed to investing in the next generation of skilled technicians, and courses like SIC are key to this.

Elsewhere, technicians Bradley Malaney and Kali Sokiveta gained IRSE licences, which guarantee that they are competent to carry out technical safety-critical or safety-related work on telecommunications and signalling systems. As part of this essential training, Bradley and Kali completed several modules and underwent workplace and competence assessments. They will renew their licences when required, ensuring they stay up to date with the latest industry standards.

We are also delighted to announce that Lead Points Engineer Bradley Thomas has been promoted. Drawing on his extensive skillset, he will help to drive growth in this area of the business.

Finally, Alan Deal was named a Close Call Champion in recognition of his work to promote health and safety on Buckingham Group’s Beckon Depot project.

We would like to thank the RT-IS team for their hard work in 2022, and to congratulate those who have received qualifications, licences, and special recognition this year.

Allan Deal receives his Close Call Award