Helston Railway Commitment to the local community

THE WAY WE WORK

Everything we do - we do with the local community.

We work with local colleges who run engineering and construction courses to give their students valuable work experience being mentored by our volunteers who typically have 40+ years of industry experience.

We work with young people -
•    Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme
•    Prince's Trust, Scouts and Boys Brigade
•    Working Skills Academy at Cornwall College (in conjunction with the local Job Centres)
And by providing work experience for local people with learning difficulties and other disabilities.

Click here to read an article on community support from our 2016 Autumn Newsletter

And we can do this because we do not have the normal constraints of companies who are restricted by commercial factors such as productivity and quality.

Click here for details of how we work - Community Support Program

Student Days - Project work at the Railway

One Sunday each month.

The idea behind this is to develop the young people’s skills and experience base, as well as looking at the long-term future of the railway and bringing the next generation of Heritage Railway Volunteers through the ranks.

For further details on how to participate in this program contact Paul Hawken our Training Manager.

Community Support Program

Download details about our Community Support Program - click here

Benefits of a Youth Program

Creating an early interest in engineering and railways is central to the long term survival of the railway.

An exemplary example of the benefits of a youth strategy is our Chairman - James Packman.  He was first involved a teenager in the early 2000's - in fact he was present at the very first meetings back in 2001/2.

 James Packman in 2005 - 4th from left.

James Packman in 2005 - 4th from left.

 And on the left again at the opening of Trevarno station in 2010

And on the left again at the opening of Trevarno station in 2010

 James as Chairman of Helston Railway with the Chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy - September 2016

James as Chairman of Helston Railway with the Chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy - September 2016