Latest news and insights

Keep up to speed with the latest news on HS2 and insights about the project, as well as career advice for engineering professionals. 

 

The skills it takes to become a 3D Modeller in rail

Creating a career as a mechanical design engineer

Want to become a mechanical design engineer? Or progress your career within this field? Read our short article with advice from specialist recruiter, David Baisan.

 

The skills it takes to become a 3D Modeller in rail

Video: Why HS2 will be career defining for engineers

In our short video, Matchtech’s HS2 expert, Graham Day, explains what the project is all about and the career opportunities it offers for engineers.

 

The skills it takes to become a 3D Modeller in rail

The skills it takes to become a 3D Modeller in rail

It‘s a great time to work in the rail sector with major HS2 phase one civils packages gathering traction, multiple London Underground projects in progress and several major rail projects taking place around the world.

 

Bidding begins for HS2 London stations which will create 4,000 jobs

HS2: a platform for innovation & jobs

Britain doesn’t have to wait until the trains are on the track to start reaping the benefits of HS2. Find out more in our article.

 

Bidding begins for HS2 London stations which will create 4,000 jobs

Bidding begins for HS2 London stations which will create 4,000 jobs

This week, the tendering process starts for contractors to build HS2’s Euston station and Old Oak Common transport hub. Four contractors will be shortlisted to bid for nearly £3bn of work, with the transformation of Euston station budgeted at £1.65bn and the construction split into two phases...

 

What the General Election & Queen’s Speech means for engineers

What the General Election & Queen’s Speech means for engineers

A couple of days later than planned, the Queen’s Speech took place on Wednesday setting out the government’s plans for the next two years. This year’s speech follows a snap election called for by Theresa May which resulted in no clear party majority...

 

Bidding begins for HS2 London stations which will create 4,000 jobs

Does the UK have the skills to deliver HS2?

Confidence in the rail sector is higher than ever. HS2 is signed off, Crossrail has been successfully delivered and future funding for transport has been promised...

 

Rail remains upbeat over sector’s future

Rail remains upbeat over sector’s future

Since the referendum result last year, uncertainty has loomed large over Britain’s most vital industries. Undoubtedly, any restrictions on attracting talent from Europe will put UK companies at a significant competitive disadvantage...

 

Rail remains upbeat over sector’s future

Lessons learned from Crossrail

Described by then Prime Minister David Cameron as an “engineering triumph”, the successful Crossrail project embodies the booming confidence across the UK rail sector...

 

Engineers predict great things for rail in 2017

Engineers predict great things for rail in 2017

UK engineers are reporting a surge in confidence according to our most recent survey of over 2,500 engineers and none are feeling more confident than those who work in the rail sector...

 

Looking outside of London for skilled rail engineers

Looking outside of London for skilled rail engineers

The UK rail industry is booming. The first phase of High Speed 2 is expected to get final approval at the end of the year, which alongside other schemes such as Crossrail 2, GWEP, Northern Hub, and Wessex Waterloo, will create an abundance of work opportunities...

 

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