You are never too old to start a new career thanks to a Network Rail apprenticeship and the organisation is now recruiting.
Network Rail has six vacancies in Peterborough for would-be apprentices and welcomes applications from school leavers to those looking to switch career.
The award-winning scheme offers opportunities in many different disciplines such as signalling, telecoms and track, as well as exciting new opportunities in cyber security and digital railway as it seeks to recruit and train people in the skills needed to meet the changing face of a modern railway.
As well as the Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, Network Rail is also set to increase the number and range of business apprenticeships that it offers. In addition to the rail technician apprenticeships, the company offers apprenticeships in corporate functions such as accounting, HR, project management and commercial surveying all leading to professional qualifications.
One person that is reaping the benefits of Network Rail’s Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme is Hudson Keen, who is in his second year of a three year rail technician apprenticeship.
Hudson, 21, from Peterborough, chose the Network Rail apprentice route after A’ levels, as he wanted an alternative to university. For the first five months of the scheme, he was on a residential training course in Coventry before joining a depot. He now gets on-the-job training which is complemented by regular theoretical input every two to three weeks.
He said: “The Network Rail Apprentice scheme is a fantastic opportunity. It’s the start of your career, where you can learn a huge amount and make friends for life. I like the variety of the work and having the opportunity to learn at some fantastic training facilities. Network Rail is a great employer who looks after you at every stage of your career, even from your application.
“People should apply for this apprenticeship if they want a lifelong career with a massive range of opportunities throughout the country. The company cares for you and provides great benefits, such as their excellent pension scheme. The training, including hands on practical work, is of a high standard, and you will always have the chance to learn more. I would recommend the scheme to everyone.”
For further information or to apply, go to www.networkrail.co.uk/apprentices. The deadline for applications is 11 December 2018.