Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train
Still haunted by the Bombardier debacle in Derby, the Department for Transport seems eager to build rail skills at home
The Bombardier train factory teetered on the brink of closure in 2011, when it lost a key contract for British carriages to Germany. The Derby site survived, but the debate over protecting high-value domestic jobs from foreign competition rumbles on, especially with Brexit on the way.
Memories of the Bombardier furore are still fresh at the Department for Transport, it seems, because the latest ministerial incumbent appears determined to ensure that manufacturing work stays within these shores.
Source: Guardian Transport