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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week – Meet the apprentices who are earning while learning at TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express (TPE) is marking National Apprenticeship Week by opening the door for rail workers of the future to register their interest in the scheme and to earn while they learn.

Fourteen apprentices are currently undertaking a two-year apprenticeship with the train operator. They are all benefitting from learning the skills and knowledge needed to follow a career in the rail sector, while earning a wage at the same time.

The apprentices are experiencing several different areas within the company such as Major Projects, Service Planning, Customer Experience and Human Resources. As part of their training, each apprentice is also working towards a professional qualification, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

Nicola Buckley, HR Director at TransPennine Express said:

“We’re so proud of our apprentices and the work they have been doing. The apprenticeship programme at TPE sees inspiring young people supporting us and gaining work experience across every area of the business, not to mention adding to their personal growth through the achievement of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

“We’re committed to connecting and reflecting the diverse communities we serve across the north of England and Scotland. Our values are central to this, especially being ‘supportive of each other’ and as an inclusive employer we value individuals’ contributions, regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion, or belief.”

Young people are able to register their interest in a TPE apprenticeship via the Early Careers Apprenticeships Talent Registration Page on the FirstGroup website. When vacancies become available, TPE will alert those that have registered and signpost them to the live vacancies through external promotions on social media campaigns.

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