“To champion the professional development of those working in railway organisations enabling
the whole railway system to succeed.”

The Chartered Institution of Railway Operators (CIRO) is the only professional institution whose purpose is to develop and promote the profession of rail operations.

CIRO is the UK’s leading provider of recognised training opportunities for the railway operations sector.

With over 22 years experience, our knowledgeable team works alongside our members to provide professional recognition, networking opportunities and valuable training programmes; all whilst promoting the UK railway industry to the wider world.

Connecting operators with fellow professionals, accessible learning resources and engaging events; our vision is to support improvement in the quality of the railway operations workforce and help railway organisations to succeed.

We offer learning opportunities for staff at all points within their career, from our popular Introduction to Rail course to high-level academic programmes for senior managers and leaders.

 

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We offer learning opportunities for staff at all points within their career, from our popular Introduction to Rail course to high-level academic programmes for senior managers and leaders.

Working in partnership with all our members, which includes leading railway operators from across England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, we help to develop the right skills and approaches to keep the UK moving.

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We actively encourage all CIRO members to make the most of their memberships, with an ongoing schedule of lively events available locally and nationally, our popular mentoring programme, interactive online learning modules, conferences and over 1000 blended learning resources available for free.

We welcome corporate and individual members and look forward to supporting your ongoing journeys within the railway operations sector.