Railway Industry Association
Trailblazers Breakfast - for Younger Rail Professionals supported by Young Rail Professionals

Railway Industry Association - Trailblazers Breakfast at RSN featuring the Early Careers Workshop

The event is free to attend and open to all younger rail colleagues. Register above to visit RSN and all events at the show

“The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is delighted to be back supporting Rolling Stock Networking. 


We’re excited to be organising the Trailblazers Breakfast running between 8am and 10am.  Our event is supported by Young Rail Professionals (YRP).


Our Trailblazers initiative brings together young and experienced professionals from across the industry, to enable them to learn from each other, make new connections, and celebrate a vibrant and diverse rail workforce.


We encourage attendees to bring a ‘plus one’ – if you are a senior professional we encourage you to bring a junior colleague or mentee; and if you are a more junior professional we encourage you to bring a senior colleague (although this is not compulsory).

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This event will feature an early careers workshop with David Basset Graduate & Apprentice Manager of Network Rail 

The Trailblazers Breakfast is organised by Richard Carr Business Engagement Manager at RIA – North, Midlands & Eastern with the support of Young Rail Professionals.

About Railway Industry Association


About RIA:  The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has 300+ companies in membership in a sector that contributes £43 billion in economic growth and £14 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 710,000 people. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK; for every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 is generated in the wider economy. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number). www.riagb.org.uk

About Young Rail Professionals

Young Rail Professionals (YRP) was founded in 2009 to PROMOTE the rail industry as a great place to work, INSPIRE the next generation of railway talent and DEVELOP young people to reach their potential.


YRP brings together people from all aspects of the industry, whether they are involved in engineering, asset management, train operations, strategic planning, maintenance, franchising, regulation, marketing, human relations or otherwise.


There is no age limit to becoming a member – generally, our events are aimed at members with 10 years or less experience in their rail career.


We are a not-for-profit organisation led by committees of volunteers and governed by our constitution.

Membership is free and we do not charge for any of our professional development events or
ambassador activities.


Our networking events are subsidised to ensure they are affordable and accessible to all our members

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