TransPennine Express (TPE) have welcomed 17 new apprentices and graduates into the company as they look to expand their team.
TPE have hired 14 new apprentices across the North who have begun a two-year scheme where they will gain the skills required for a successful career in the rail sector.
The apprentices will work in different roles across the business working on Major Projects and in Service Planning and Human Resources.
They will also study for a professional qualification delivered by The Manchester College and will have the chance to gain a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
TPE have also hired three Rail Operative Graduates alongside the apprentices.
Nicola Buckley, Head of Human Resources at TPE said: “I’m delighted that we are able to provide this fantastic opportunity to a new cohort of apprentices at TPE.
“It was a real pleasure to welcome them as they begin their two-year scheme.
“The apprenticeship programme at TPE will see these inspiring young people supporting us and gaining work experience across every area of the business.
“We are also pleased to welcome three new colleagues into our two-year Graduate scheme.
“The graduates will have the opportunity to get involved and influence key business activity at a very exciting and critical point in our history.
“We are very fortunate to be able to be actively recruit new talent to support our growing business, particularly following the challenges that we have all faced throughout the pandemic.”