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16.12.13

Apprentices to ‘up-skill future generations’ – TfL

TfL and its suppliers have taken on over 4,000 apprentices since 2009, the organisation announced at an apprentices networking event.

With its supply chain, TfL is working to address skills shortages by training its own workforce. The Supplier Skills Team is also working with suppliers to generate apprentice and employment opportunities aligned to TfL’s skills requirements.

London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for us to up-skill the future generation of transport workers to keep London moving and to support jobs and growth across the UK. Our transport networks are carrying more people, more efficiently and more reliably than ever and to continue to do so, we need to recruit, train and retain highly skilled people to keep them running and upgrade them.

“I recently met apprentices from TfL and from our supply chain and it is great to see how enthusiastic they are about London’s transport. They are the future, and I’m extremely proud of all the work they do.”

Mike Brown MVO, managing director of London Underground, said: “Our own apprentices and those in our supply chain are supporting the delivery of the biggest ever modernisation programme on the London Underground network. As we continue to put in new signalling on the network, provide more trains and increase capacity, the apprentices will continue to play a key role as we equip the next generation of transport workers with the skills they will need to provide London with a world class transport network.”

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