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25.01.13

35 apprenticeships launch in south west

The Network Rail apprenticeship scheme has been launched in the south and south west England, with 35 places available with the Network Rail and South West Trains Alliance.

The scheme will see the apprentices spend a year at HMS Sultan learning technical skills as well as improving their leadership and teamwork. There are also opportunities to achieve further qualifications including Higher National Certificates and foundation degrees.

Jim Morgan, infrastructure director for the Network Rail and South West Trains Alliance, said: “An apprenticeship with Network Rail is a great option for young people who want to forge a career and combine practical, technical and leadership skills. Whether you join straight from school or after college or work, the apprenticeship programme can be the first step to a challenging and rewarding career.

“Network Rail’s success is defined by our people. We need a highly skilled workforce to meet the challenges of a busier network and focus on improving performance and increasing capacity. It makes absolute sense for us to develop the talent we have coming through our apprenticeship scheme to complement our experienced engineers. This pipeline of talent development will help us retain and attract more quality people, which will help us meet the tough challenges ahead to deliver a better value railway for Britain.”

The places are being offered as part of a 240-place national scheme.

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@railtechnologymagazine.com

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Michael Spring   26/01/2013 at 01:40

this is a great opportunities and i 'm interested,how can i apply as an apprenticeship,

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