Martin’s Story

When i got on the RMF Railtrack Course, everything fell into place for me


Barhale partnered with RMF on the Birmingham Resilience Project, a Severn Trent water project, to deliver a new 26km pipeline which will allow extended planning maintenance shutdowns at Frankley water treatment works.

The first workers joined the project in June 2017 and have enjoyed the opportunities Barhale have provided in order to upgrade their skills, knowledge, and competencies that are required to perform specific jobs within the project and wider work environment.



Barhale’s involvement in this scheme brought other benefits, not least that the construction environment provides a much wider network within which a participant is interacting. This is particularly important for offenders who might face discrimination. Enabling those groups to interact in a work environment helps to address misperceptions and demonstrate that everyone has the potential to make a contribution.

The involvement of Barhale not only made the scheme “real” for participants, but enabled them to speak with pride about their work with a big-name company.