Morson Vital Training (MVT)

Morson Vital Training (MVT) was set up in 2014 to fill the ever growing need for quality training and assessment provision. MVT focuses on depth of delivery and customer service combined with sound technical knowledge and expertise.

With a clear commitment to quality and sustainability Morson Group invested in the setup of MVT, building a lead training academy in Manchester. Now in its 3rd year of operation MVT delivers training throughout the UK, with a large pool of highly qualified and experienced assessors at its helm.

Working within the UK rail sector MVT delivers a high standard of safety critical, vocational and plant based training and assessments, using the latest in technology while promoting best practice.

Whether you are looking to make your way into technical engineering or considering an entry level role within the UK rail industry, Morson Vital Training can offer the training you need to help you progress. As part of the UK’s No.1 Technical Recruitment agency (Morson Group), MVT have access to a wide database of employment opportunities allowing you to take the training delivered and apply for employment straight away.

Morson Vital Rail has an experienced management team which has worked on some of the UK’s most high-profile projects. We sponsor more than 2,000 staff supported by 300 vehicles under the supervision of our dedicated HSQE and support services teams.

We offer many different programmes from progress higher grade skills to entry level site access competencies. Whatever your level MVT are the gateway to the rail industry. Our programmes include:

Track One

Entry Level Skills. 

screening and testing

Medical screening with drug and alcohol tests, as mandated by Network Rail and TFL

Industry Common Induction

The Industry Common Induction (ICI) provides staff with a health and safety induction for working in construction sites, rail depots and station maintenance. It has been developed by Network Rail, in partnership with ISLG (Infrastructure Safety Liaison Group) and RIAG (Rail Infrastructure Assurance Group). It covers the safety procedures and risks that are common across the rail industry, whatever the role and type of site.

Personal Track Safety, PTS

This is the entry level requirement for those wishing to access the UK rail infrastructure, training takes place over two days and will provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding of how to protect yourself, others and the network while working in this diverse and complex environment. It opens the door to all other operational roles that will at times require further training.

Track Induction 

Track induction, TIC is a 7 day course that is designed to teach you the engineering principles behind maintaining and securing the rail network.

This course is mandatory if the role you are looking to undertake will have any effect on the safety, or geometry of the network.

A blend of online, practical and theory sessions will allow you to get to grips with the differing approaches and safe working procedures that cover a wide range of roles and tasks.

This course gives you all the tools to take your next step and begin to find your way in the industry while earning at the same time.

Included in this course is manual handling, fire awareness and first aid. All of which is delivered by our specialist technical training team.

Small Tools Training

Depending on your intended route, we have put together packages of tools training that are best suited to the wider ranging roles. These tools will give you a good base knowledge and a step up when looking for employment. All tools are rail specific with rail based applications. Some however will have similarities to tools used in other industry. Despite any similarity, while working on the rail infrastructure you must hold certification for any task you undertake.

The above programme of training is packaged together to get you through the door and on your journey within rail. This package along with the knowledge of the training team at MVT will set you up for what could be a very prosperous career.

Track Two 

Progressive Level

If you want to get a jump start on your career and take a more in-depth look at what engineering in the rail industry means, our Level 2 Rail Engineering Track Maintenance NVQ could be the ideal approach.

Covering all the mandatory training featured in the above programme. This scheme leaves you with a nationally recognised vocational award, accredited by city and guilds.

Throughout the programme you will drill further down in to the subject covered within the track induction. Spending far more time on our simulated track layout and learning from the vast experience within the MVT training team.

Undertaking practical and written assessments to ensure you are not only aware of the engineering practices, but also have a sound knowledge of the reasoning behind why it is that we do what we do.

The added benefits of this programme are that you get a much greater knowledge base and also a higher level of experience, all of which will show through when it comes to using all that you have learned out on site.

In addition, with many employers now recognising the benefits of the recognised vocational training and experience.

We have dedicated training academies across the UK with a head office in Manchester. We also offer a mobile facility for skills such as PTS E learning and ICI LU, all delivered by fully accredited Network Rail, TFL and NSARE approved trainers.

The onsite division of assessors can assess competences ranging from possession support to senior picop. They also have a national presence facilitated by a fleet of modern vehicles and technology.

We invest heavily in trainer development and progression. We have up to four new and advancing trainer assessors at any one time taking part in our training progression programme.

All of our programmes are delivered in partnership with our chosen colleges.