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On course

Working lives - Skill shortages

Network Rail signalling manager Ian Moore admits he has chucked the CVs of former soldiers into the bin. What got Ian Baker's CV into the 'to be interviewed' file was his course in basic signalling.

'The McGinley course on Ian's CV made me look twice - I knew he would have a basic knowledge of rail signalling.

'In his interview I could show him technical drawings and chat through things, ' Moore says.

'That made a real difference.

Obviously there is lots more training to do before he can become a signalling engineer, but this has got him started.'

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