Intertrain, the largest commercial railway training provider in the UK, is looking ahead to expand into the Health and Safety and Construction Safety sectors having recently diversified as a training company to satisfy their clients’ wider training requirements. To help with this, Intertrain enlisted the assistance of Business Doncaster, a partner of the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project.

The Enhancement Project is aimed at supporting growth businesses and is financed by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The Doncaster-based company, which was established in 1997 and has since grown from a team of two to a 60-strong workforce of trainers and assessors, specialising in providing high-quality training in construction, rail and health & safety as well as offering Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Railway Engineering and Management.

With training centres across the UK, including in Scotland and Wales, Intertrain has utilised the support from Business Doncaster to ensure its managers are equipped with the most effective management styles and internal engagement approaches.

Having received a Gold NSAR (National Skills Academy for Rail) standard rating in 2018, the top level attainable, Intertrain is now working towards further growth over the next 12 months.

Development Manager at Intertrain, Sam Raeburn commented: “As part of our overarching business plan, and as we’re beginning to branch out into new fields, the training and advice that Business Doncaster was able to provide was vital.

“The Business Doncaster team has been extremely accommodating, always providing very professional support. They are giving us exactly what we need to keep growing, not just in our current sector but beyond too – and that should make for an exciting future.”

Sharon Finch, Enhancement Project funded Key Account Manager at Business Doncaster added: “Continually reviewing your processes and taking time out to work on perfecting management techniques is essential, especially in order to keep up with the pace of change in the business world.

“We’re thrilled that Intertrain has benefitted so much from our range of Masterclasses and we look forward to continue supporting them as they head towards further expansion.”

The Enhancement Project provides businesses with intensive one-to-one support from a Key Account Manager and access to free Masterclasses delivered by private sector experts.