We are the only professional institution whose focus and specialism is railway operations.

Introducing the CIRO

Founded in 1999, the Chartered Institution of Railway Operators (CIRO) works at the heart of the rail operations community. Offering a combination of learning, events, CPD courses, networking, and our unique Mentoring Scheme, we bring together industry-leading knowledge and railway operations expertise to support our members and deliver the very best developmental opportunities and industry recognised qualifications.

Working alongside members and the broader rail operations sector we are proud to contribute to improving best practice and supporting the success of rail operations businesses.

10,000+ CIRO members part of our professional organisation, offering career development opportunities for all involved in railway operations.

21 years’ experience in providing professional recognition, training, and development opportunities.

119 apprentices trained, qualified, and placed into industry during 2019-2020.

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The courses with the CIRO are great because you don’t get all of this knowledge in one place anywhere else. It plugs the gaps in your knowledge base, plus there’s the non-academic side which is also great like the events, speakers, webinars and more, they’re very valuable. It gives students a route to an academic qualification that they might not otherwise have.

CIRO graduate turned tutor Toby Rackliff

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Enhance Your Skills

Our valuable learning and CPD opportunities will help you to expand and develop your skill set, whether you are new to the railway operations industry or have spent many years acquiring your skills and knowledge.

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Make the Most of Your Membership

From events and resources, to industry endorsed qualifications and professional development; membership of the CIRO opens a world of specialist opportunities.

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What’s On

With a full programme of events running throughout the year, take advantage of our growing number of networking sessions, industry-leading talks, presentations, and opportunities to interact with fellow rail operations professionals.

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Community

Our international community of CIRO members is growing constantly and currently stands at over 10,000. Whatever your level of experience or length of service, you will receive a warm welcome along with the support and help of fellow professionals when you join the CIRO.

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The Professional Operators Development (POD) Framework is the CIRO recognised skills pathway for railway operators

POD is free to all members and allows you to get a holistic view of railway operations, take a self-assessment and highlight areas of improvement.

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About our membership

An CIRO membership is the ideal way to access;

  • Career development opportunities
  • Industry recognised qualifications
  • CPD courses
  • Learning resources
  • Specialised industry events
  • Networking opportunities

As a member you will have access to over 1000 blended learning resources and over 150 e-learning modules, with tailored content appropriate to all skill and experience levels.

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Membership

For enquiries about membership, please email membership@railwayoperators.co.uk

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Learning & Development or Courses

For enquiries about Learning & Development or Courses, please email learning@railwayoperators.co.uk

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Enquiry Form

To discuss training options for your business contact us today using the form below

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