A train operator has announced a new recruitment drive for apprentices.

TransPennine Express (TPE) has over 105 apprentices working across several areas within the company such as customer experience, train planning, engineering, major projects, and trainee drivers.

Of those apprentices, nineteen are currently undertaking part in the two-year young apprenticeship program with the train operator.

Becky Titterington, talent and apprenticeship manager at TPE said: “Our apprenticeship gives inspiring people from across the North and into Scotland the opportunity to experience working across some of the different and varied areas of the business, whilst adding to their personal growth with the option of completing the Duke of Edinburgh Gold award.”

Last year 87.5 per cent of TPE’s apprentices obtained a full-time position upon completion of their qualification.

Leah Brook, who was an apprentice and is now a customer information assistant, said: “The apprenticeship scheme is a unique opportunity and one that can be extremely rewarding, as I found out.

For more information, visit https://www.firstgroupcareers.com/talentpool/interested-in-our-2023-transpennine-express-apprenticeship-opportunities/39/description.

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