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Largest recruitment drive for railway apprentices

 
Created on 23/08/2018 @ 13:47
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Young people in north Powys are being invited to apply for apprenticeships with Network Rail in the area, covering the Cambrian Railway.

Budding engineers are being encouraged to apply for Network Rail’s Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme, which is now open for applications to join the scheme in March 2019.

Network Rail in Wales and Borders is recruiting its largest-ever group of apprentices, with seven spaces available across Mid Wales, with roles based in Shrewsbury and Llandrindod Wells for the three-year apprenticeship, and covering the Cambrian Railway in Newtown, Welshpool and Caersws.

Bill Kelly, acting route managing director for Network Rail in Wales and Borders said: “The people working for Network Rail in Wales and Borders are our greatest asset and central to providing a safe and reliable railway for our passengers every day.

“It is an exciting time for the railway in Wales and Borders.  I urge anyone that has the determination, talent and enthusiasm to work in a role where you not only make a difference every single day but also contribute to building the railway for the future, to join us by applying for the Advanced Apprenticeship scheme today.”

Ben Gough, an apprentice for Network Rail Wales and Borders, based in Hereford, said: “I applied for the scheme because I believed it would be a fantastic opportunity to be involved with something that is quite different, very interesting and an important part of British engineering. Also, after reading about the scheme itself I quickly realised how many opportunities the three-year apprenticeship had to offer.  

“The scheme itself has given me plenty of career opportunities. Not only am I currently being trained up to a technician standard, but I am acquiring many other qualifications such as an NVQ level 3, all of which will aid me in my career in the future.”

The scheme is open to anyone who will be aged 18 on 1 March 2019, with no upper age limit.

More details can be found at: www.networkrail.co.uk/careers/apprenticeships/

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