A DELEGATION from Derby will today try to convince government officials that the city is the perfect location for the new National College for High Speed Rail.
As reported in the Derby Telegraph earlier this month, Derby is one of four locations shortlisted to host the college, which is expected to create 2,000 apprentices during the lifetime of the construction of the HS2 line.
Derby is up against competition from Manchester, Birmingham and Doncaster.
Representatives from all four locations will today head to Coventry to put their case before an advisory group, headed by Terry Morgan, the chairman of Crossrail, and the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering.
He will be joined by officials from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, who appointed Mr Morgan to his role, the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd.