Alstom and the Warsaw University of Technology together to develop the competences of future railway engineers


Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering and Alstom - global leader in smart and sustainable mobility and biggest Polish manufacturer, exporter and employer in the railway industry - signed a cooperation agreement on educating and developing the competences of future engineers in the railway sector in Poland.

The project involves exchange of experiences, implementation of joint scientific and research projects and extensive support for students. The agreement was concluded on October 7, 2021 at the Warsaw University of Technology.

This initiative aims to support the University in terms of students’ education in order to develop relevant skills of future engineers in the railway sector in Poland. In addition, it will enable students to benefit from internships and placements at Alstom’s Polish sites, which may lead to a career within Alstom’s structures. Moreover, cooperation also includes the organisation of joint trainings, conferences and scientific meetings, as well as research and development projects.

“As the biggest manufacturer and exporter in the Polish railway industry, we have the best know-how and experience within the mobility sector. We are eager to share our knowledge with young people who are preparing to enter the labour market,” says Artur Fryczkowski, Alstom Sales and Business Development Director in Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States, who is responsible for managing the partnership with the University.

“I am convinced that cooperation with the Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology will be mutually beneficial, and that it will contribute to the dynamic development of the Polish mobility industry.”

Alstom is a global leader in manufacturing and maintenance of rolling stock and signalling systems. The company has been operating in Poland for almost 25 years. Alstom is a pioneer in sustainable and smart mobility, producer of the world’s first hydrogen train proven in commercial service, the Coradia iLint. Alstom introduced Pendolino high-speed trains to Poland and implemented the first ERTMS level 2 system in the country. Currently, over 4,000 people are employed at Alstom’s 11 sites in Poland. The company draws on their rich industrial heritage: 180 years of Pafawag in Wroclaw, 150 years of Konstal in Chorzow, and 100 years of ZWUS in Katowice.

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