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South Western Railway

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We are joined by Andy Mellors, Managing Director of the South Western Railway to talk to us about the UK’s largest franchaise, covering the South and South West of Britain. The SWR was recently awarded the franchase and have some exciting plans, building on the exceptional predigree of South West Trains. Andy is an engineer by training and we shall be hearing about the plans First Group/MTR hold for the line, reasoning behind ordering a new fleet of trains to replace the current new fleet of trains, the operational challenges of the large geographical area and no doubt about the superb graduate oppurtunies available within SWR and First Group.

Mixed audience, from many different subject areas. All welcomed to come.

The presentation, Q&A session open to the floor, providing a perfect chance to talk to Andy about the SWR business, or even specific graduate opportunities. (You can also ask about his trains! I will!)

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About the CURC :

Founded in 1911 from the Cambridge University branch of The Railway Club, the CURC is the second oldest railway enthusiast club in Britain! The CURC tries to arrange an event in Cambridge every week during Full Term. On most Wednesdays or Fridays this involves an invited speaker giving an illustrated talk on a specific subject, and this is almost always a professional from the rail industry or preservation. We’ve had big names in the past, including senior managers from several Train Operating Companies.

We also visit railway sites termly including depots, signalling centres and industrial railways for members.

We give you a chance to meet the top employers from across the industry and have huge success in our members going onto top Graduate employment within the railway industry…whether HS2 , Balfour Beatty, Crosscountry, Network Rail, DfT etc…

Membership for students costs £10 per year or £25 for life membership. You can pay an annual membership now and upgrade to life later – and life does mean life. We charge £3 at the door for non-members, upon your third entry to a talk (first two talks are free). So come and try us out for free, gain exclusive access to key railway professionals and depots and you might just want to become a member! (We won’t tell anyone you are ;) )

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