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07.01.14

Apprentices programme open at Nexus

Nexus is recruiting ten new apprentices to its rail engineering section, to begin work from autumn 2014.

The drive is part of a three-year programme, designed and delivered in partnership with Gateshead College. Applications are open until the end of March.

Apprentices on the scheme will achieve an NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering.

Bernard Garner, Nexus director general, said: “We are investing £389m to modernise Metro but it is just as important we maintain and reinvigorate our workforce with new talent.

“We are looking for candidates of the highest calibre who are seeking a long-term career in rail engineering and with Nexus.

“Former Nexus apprentices have risen to senior positions not just with Nexus but in other rail companies from York to Dubai. We aim to provide a good place for young people to start their working life.

“Alongside the creation last year of 60 new posts in rail maintenance, these new apprenticeships demonstrate how investing in Metro modernisation is creating and sustaining skilled jobs in our region.”

Mick Brophy, managing director of Business, Innovation and Development at Gateshead College, said: “It’s great to see another major North East employer investing in apprenticeships. They are a highly beneficial way for a business to build skills and talent and secure the future development of the workforce.

“The commitment to a long term programme like this provides a strong foundation for individuals to flourish and develop. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to build a career by gaining skills and training while earning a wage.

“The opportunity to join Nexus is good news for anyone looking for an interesting career offering new challenges every day, and we’re delighted to be working with Nexus.”

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