The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen is a British trade union representing train drivers.

ASLEF and Virgin launch driver apprenticeship scheme

ASLEF joined with Virgin Trains last week to announce the launch of the rail industry’s first driver apprenticeship scheme. The scheme, the first to be launched by a train operating company, will develop the train drivers of the future and the youngest train driver in the UK will come from the scheme. More than 1,200 applications were received for...

ASLEF helps rail workers get IT Skills up to speed

ASLEF Union Learning Reps (ULRs) have been working together across the rail network to set up IT courses to help railworkers improve their IT skills and gain a qualification. New courses have recently started in Newcastle Central Station and London Kings Cross, and they have proved very popular...

HS2 and TUC sign framework agreement boosting skills and apprenticeships

HS2 Ltd and the TUC have agreed a framework to maximise the economic and labour benefits of the UK’s new north-south high speed rail line. The agreement demonstrates a commitment from HS2 Ltd to work together with the trade union movement to lead a safe, diverse and inclusive workforce with a strong voice. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and many...