The TransPennine Express Apprenticeship Scheme is now boarding…

The TransPennine Express Apprenticeship Scheme is now boarding…

By Colin | 17 May 2016

We’re committed to investing in the North – not just through our trains and service improvements but also in the people of The North.

We’re proud that over the last two years we have taken on 8 apprentices and now we’re ready for more! So, are you looking to get into a career in Customer Service, Commercial, Train Planning and Engineering? Why not apply to the TransPennine Express Apprenticeship scheme and start your journey into a great career with great prospects?

An apprenticeship with us lasts two years and will be run in partnership with Manchester College. With us you’ll undertake:

  •   Level 2 Customer Service Qualification
  •   Customer Service apprentices will take a level 3 qualification in their second year
  •   Commercial, Train Planning and Engineering apprentices will have additional training modules suited to their areas.

You’ll will start with us in September 2016 and be paired with a mentor to work with. You’ll also work towards achieving a Duke of Edinburgh Gold award.

Applications close on 23 May.

Click below for more information or to apply:
https://uk.firstgroupcareers.com/company/firsttranspennineexpress/home/

Case Study

Many of our apprentices move on to do great things and some are offered roles within the company. Dean Sidlow is one of these people.

“From a young age, I was always tinkering with electronic things, and that turned into a hobby building computers. I’d done it for such a long time, it made sense to try for a career in IT.”

In 2014, 18-year-old Dean became one of eight young people chosen to take part in the apprenticeship scheme, and he now works with us three days a week as a Mobile Device Specialist.

“It’s a busy job and I love it,” says Dean. “The transition from school to work felt a bit strange at first – at school you’re always told what to do, but here I’ve learnt to use my own initiative and control my own workload. The job has taught me a lot about self-management and discipline and I’m definitely a more mature person.”
Dean originally applied for the apprenticeship scheme through Manchester College, where they helped him with his application.

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