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Get into Railway Engineering

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Get into Railway Engineering

Get into Railway Engineering

CherryTree Foundation By CherryTree Foundation

Helping Ex-Offenders get back into employment by training them to become qualified Track Engineers!

City of Westminster Idea stage

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We will work with society’s hardest to reach and equip them with the skills to become fully qualified Rail Track Engineers. The country is currently going through a massive restructuring of it’s archaic rail system and needs thousands of new workers to work on improving the infrastructure. We hope to train those who have massive barriers but want to re-integrate back into society whilst making an honest living. Through funding we can help over 200 get onto our courses and become qualified by 2020 and have gained small funding from the Departmeht for Work & Pensions.

What we'll deliver:

  • Train 200 Ex-Offenders by 2020 in Railway Engineering
  • Place at least 40% of our cohorts into employment

Why it's a great idea:

Many Ex-Offenders have come out of prison, looking for an honest living but become stuck due to society looking at their past. Through this project we hope to help many become their own success and not only give them the tools to go into work but become the backbone of this country and rebuild the infrastructure which in time helps everyone. We already have the backing of companies like Network Rail and if we can achieve our targets to help 200 Ex-Offenders become qualified Engineers it would make a massive difference to re-offending statistics in this country.

Steps to get it done:

  • Train 200 Ex-Offenders to become qualified Track Engineers
  • Help 40% of our cohorts to gain full-time employment

Location City of Westminster

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City of Westminster

How will the money be spent?Total £210,262

Venue - £100,000 (48%)
Staff - £40,000 (19%)
Rail Equipment - £30,000 (14%)
PPE Uniform - £20,000 (10%)
Other - £20,262 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Rail Equipment
PPE Uniform
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  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • 1) Buy more tools for students
  • 2) Purchase vehicles to move equipments around if we can obtain more venues

Total £210,262

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