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08.08.12

Greater Anglia offers rail work experience

Four new graduate interns have joined Greater Anglia for a period of paid work experience, under the industry-wide Track and Train scheme. 

The interns have been undertaking a wide range of roles in their placement at Greater Anglia. Work has included reviewing procedures at the Crown Point Depot, rostering for Olympic volunteers, marketing and revenue analysis and policy creation.

The scheme is funded by Network Rail to provide an all-round industry experience over 18 months. A total of 85 graduates joined the initiative. 

Michelle Smart, Greater Anglia’s director of human resources and safety assurance, said: “We are very pleased to be a part of the Track and Train scheme which is helping to attract talented people to the railway. Our interns have all been of a very high quality and we wish them every success as they take the next step in their careers.”

Patrick Butcher, Network Rail’s group finance director, responsible for the scheme, said: “We know that there are many smart, talented individuals out there that haven’t had their break yet and as a growing industry we can work together to provide challenging, valuable and paid work experience to kick start their careers.

“What sets this scheme apart is those involved will work across the rail industry and by linking it all together, develop a fantastic knowledge and understanding of the challenges we all face and the opportunities for the future.” 

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ANDREW CATCHPOLE   22/10/2017 at 09:34

It is good news that we are getting this overdue investment in East Anglia however why is Greater Anglia buy Swiss ttrains and not the UK manufactured Hitachi 800/801 trains which look better inside and outside and appear to address some of the design complaints such as seat alignment? http://www.hitachirail-eu.com/products/projects/class-800/801-iep

ANDREW CATCHPOLE   22/10/2017 at 09:35

It is good news that we are getting this overdue investment in East Anglia however why is Greater Anglia buy Swiss ttrains and not the UK manufactured Hitachi 800/801 trains which look better inside and outside and appear to address some of the design complaints such as seat alignment? http://www.hitachirail-eu.com/products/projects/class-800/801-iep

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