After many years of working closely in partnership with our rail clients, we know that in recent years the ever increasing challenge to maintain competitive advantage, to achieve more with less time and fewer resources, has in turn put greater demands upon people development functions and managers in general. The time and investment you make in developing your people needs to be high impact and get faster and more sustainable results.
Since the beginning, we have been recognised as specialists in generating behavioural change. We are referred to as a development organisation that changes behaviour, excelling at site management and middle management level within entrenched cultures and no-nonsense industries such as rail, road, construction and engineering. Recently, one of our programmes (Balfour Beatty Rail 'Site Management of the Future') was publicly recommended by the Head of Safety of Network Rail as 'leading the way' and 'transformational' in rail industry management development.
We have a proven track record of working closely with the railway industry on behavioural, cultural and leadership programmes. Our facilitators deliver programmes to many different market sectors, giving us a broad knowledge, and up to date training methods in a variety of cultures/organisations around the world.
For example, for Northern Rail, we designed and delivered two programmes, one for front line managers and one for senior leaders, to enable them to deliver transformational leadership in a changing organisational environment. After our work and an engagement project carried out by the Board, Northern received the results of their annual engagement survey and were delighted to find substantial improvements in that year's scores compared to previous years, particularly around leadership and engagement. They achieved best in class on many scores, beating not only other Train Operating Companies but also UK-wide norms.
Our Managing Director, Angela Loggie, has worked extensively in the rail environment having been Client Relationship Director for Jarvis and liaising continually with Network Rail.
What sets Keystone Training aside from any other business is the fact that we will provide you with unique training specific for your business. We understand the challenges you face in your workplace, and have come up with the training solutions to help, including behavioural safety training, equality and diversity training, leadership development training and talent management training.
We've worked with many railway companies such as Cross Country and London Midland. You can find our case studies here.
"Keystone supported us to structure the training programmes to our local requirements at Serco Docklands, by both listening carefully to what we really need and proposing relevant and very effective training materials and programmes."
Frank Slagen, Human Resources Director, Serco DLR
"Thank you very much for the work that you and your team have put into delivering the safety awareness training that we have done recently. Using actors to get across the message was a new approach to me and I was a little sceptical to begin with, however it has proved to be a very powerful medium for getting a message across in an innovative way to all our guys on the shopfloor and in the offices. The feedback from everyone who attended one of these sessions has been that it was the different and challenging approach that has made them think again about a topic which some might have said we had already done to death."
George Law, Head of HR, Progress Rail
To enquire about our rail industry training courses, do not hesitate to call our team on 0115 985 6576 or send us an email.