The TransPennine Express Apprenticeship Scheme is now boarding…

Tuesday 17th 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.

Find out more information and how to apply.

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.