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Cheema Training

Cheema training offers a wide range of both Safety Critical, vocational training and Apprenticeship courses from our two regional Centre’s; Rochester in Kent and Cardiff Wales.

From its head office in Rochester and regional office in Cardiff, Cheema deliver a range of training, technical and labour supply services using a small team of experienced and motivated Trainers and Assessors. Both offices are equipped to deliver a range of Safety Critical training courses and specialist training and assessment courses.

From our Rochester office we are currently able to offer a wide range of Safety critical training courses for both Network Rail and London Underground, Small tools and both thermic and ARC welding training.

Our regional office at Cardiff is able to offer a wide range of Safety Critical and small tools training. Rail welding is under development and will be available shortly.

Rail safety critical courses (both initial and recertification) delivered at both sites include;

  • PTS and DCCR
  • Track Induction
  • Auxiliary courses for Points operator, Hand signalman etc.
  • COSS
  • Lookout
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Non safety critical training and services also delivered include;

  • LU ICI courses
  • NR ICI courses
  • Small tools and plant training and assessment
  • Fire, first aid and manual handling training
  • Primary Sentinel Sponsorship
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Specialist training delivered includes;

  • Rail cutting and burning
  • Rail welding
  • Rail, switch and crossing grinding
  • Arc welding repair of switches and crossing
  • Conductor rail welding
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Rail weld inspection
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Cheema’s vision is to provide high quality training and assessment to the rail industry.

Please see our price list for prices of our most popular courses. Should you wish to book a course or enquire about a course or services not currently advertised please email training@cheemaservices.co.uk or call us on 01634 721351

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Sentinel

As an approved NSARE and Sentinel training provider Cheema Training is able to offer Network Rail and London Underground Sentinel primary sponsorship for individuals and Companies for an annual fee. Fees are depending on the level of sponsorship required. All sponsored individuals are covered by the Sentinel scheme rules.

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Apprenticeships

Cheema focuses on supporting people with the opportunity to develop and sustain a lifelong career.

Apprenticeships for City and Guilds Level 2 in railway engineering for 18 (plus) year olds are commenced approximately every eight weeks from both our Cardiff and Rochester offices. Each course lasts approximately twelve months.

Through this programme working in partnership with awarding bodies, we aim to introduce new younger recruits to the rail industry. During a year-long programme each candidate is employed by Cheema and works with a Technical mentor to gain new skills through theory-based and work-based learning which will at the end of the programme leads to a City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma qualification in Railway Engineering.

Our Apprenticeship covers both theory and practical activities as well as working in a live railway environment (above)

Having provided the initial learning opportunity we hope that this will be a stimulus to the Candidate to further develop and progress their careers within the rail industry and with Cheema.

Please email Apprenticeships@cheemaservices.co.uk for further information or to enquire about vacancies.

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Medical and D&A services

We are pleased to offer both Network Rail and London Underground Pre-employment and for cause Alcohol & Drug screening along with NR specific Medicals from both our Rochester and Cardiff offices. We can tailor our service to meet any requirements including the needs of the Civil, Energy, utilities and manufacturing industries.

To book an appointment or to enquire about bulk bookings please email; training@cheemaservices.co.uk or call 01634 721351 extension 23.

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ARC welding bay

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Thermic welding area

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One of our training rooms at Rochester

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