IRJ publishes an article on STAFFER: seeking a new skills strategy for Europe’s railway sector

06 November 2023

The recently published article in the International Railway Journal discusses the progress of the STAFFER project, focusing on bridging skills gaps in the European rail industry. After establishing six key job profiles, the project identified 14 essential skill sets, including big data, cybersecurity, and soft skills. STAFFER aims to update training programmes to incorporate STEM and green, digital, and job-specific skills. One key objective is to make rail training more appealing to young people, challenging the industry's outdated image. The article emphasises that STAFFER also strives for uniform training approaches across European countries, promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing. Ultimately, STAFFER aims to develop a comprehensive skills strategy to unify the sector and secure the industry's future success by attracting and training the workforce of tomorrow.

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