This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine Issue 5 2021.
It is an exciting time for the UK rail industry with plenty of major projects in the pipeline such as Great North Rail, Crossrail and East West Rail.
Innovative digital solutions are positively impacting UK rail users with seamless online booking processes and cheaper, more reliable travel. With technological developments and a complex regulatory environment to navigate, employers need a fast and simple competency management solution. Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital services, has created a platform that offers exactly that with its Competency Training Marketplace™ (CTM).
Did you know that a recent survey* showed 75% of employers feel their existing competency management tools could be improved by an integrated marketplace? CTM is an easy-to-use, one-stop platform which enables organisations to book and manage workforce training all in one place.
The platform creates stronger connections between training providers and employers with a marketplace full of industry accredited training providers offering a number of essential qualifications from person track safety (PTS) to strategic safety management programmes and more. For ease, the price, location and date filters reduce huge amounts of admin time previously spent browsing search engines to find the same results.
CTM’s in-built project planning and forecasting tools show which staff are sufficiently qualified for upcoming projects and which employees have imminently expiring qualifications – useful for those managing many projects at one time. If a qualification is expiring users will be alerted via email and the integrated marketplace ensures a seamless booking experience for the necessary training. The skills gap analysis tool can quickly and visually demonstrate which training is needed by employees to work on a project.
Regulatory compliance may seem daunting, but with integrated technology like CTM it is easy to demonstrate effective staff compliance when pitching for bids and undertaking audits.
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CTM is an easy-to-use, one-stop shop which enables organisations to book and manage workforce training keeping them fully operational.
CTM’s creators, Sopra Steria, have joined the Women in Rail EDI Charter, supporting gender diversity and equality within the UK rail sector.
CTM enables organisations to book and manage workforce training. This allows employers and employees to improve their competency management.
CTM explain how Network Rail and other companies are trying to encourage passengers to commute by train as they did pre-pandemic.
As the railway industry continues to develop digitalisation, Sopra Steria use their skills to create the Competency Training Marketplace.
CTM explain how they will work collectively to close the skills gap. A fully trained and skilled workforce will help the industry improve.
The Competency Training Marketplace is used to upskill employees and provide training to help the rail industry move forward post-COVID.
Use the form opposite to get in touch with CTM – powered by Sopra Steria directly to discuss any requirements you might have.