TransPennine Express seeks enthusiastic apprentices in Hull and Manchester

Tuesday 17th May 2016
Intercity train company TransPennine Express (TPE) is looking for six new apprentices to join its growing team.

The two year scheme will give people the opportunity to earn while they learn and gain valuable skills and professional qualifications.

Apprenticeships will be available in Hull and Manchester and there will be a mixture of opportunities in customer service and commercial, train planning and engineering.
To further support their development, the apprentices will also work towards a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

Customer service applicants are required to have A - C GCSE grades in Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications). Those applying in the areas of commercial, train planning and engineering will be required to have A - C grades in Maths, English and Science.

Applications should be made online at:

Successful individuals will be expected to begin their apprenticeships in September 2016.

Sue Whaley, HR Director at TPE said:

“We are committed to supporting the communities we serve and will be delivering £500m worth of investment, including brand new trains. We have a vision to Take the North Further and want to offer people an opportunity to start a career in an exciting, growing industry.”

“We are looking for hard working, talented and enthusiastic individuals who will be given the chance to gain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the rail sector.”

Emma Peel, Head of Sales & Resourcing, The Manchester College Apprenticeship Unit, said: 

“Partnerships such as this with TPE ensure we lead the way as Apprenticeships become even more relevant to a new generation of learners and jobseekers. We are committed to quality learning and employment outcomes, and look forward to helping talented young people succeed through Apprenticeships with TPE.”

The apprenticeships will be delivered in partnership with The Manchester College.

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