Great Northern offers King's Lynn apprenticeships

Great Northern offers King's Lynn apprenticeships

Published by KLFM
10:48am 4th February 2020.

300 apprenticeships are being offered at the parent company of Great Northern.

14 different roles are being put on offer by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), including drivers, engineers and business administration.

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King's Lynn has been cited as one of the areas which will be hosting apprentices.

The roles will be open to people of all ages and backgrounds, including current GTR employees, the schemes reflect the true diversity of opportunities and possibilities that a career in rail can offer.

GTR’s increased focus on apprentices follows the operator’s accreditation by the Education Skills Funding Agency as a training provider for apprenticeships. This means GTR can provide more training in-house, with a clearer focus on the skills needed for careers in rail.

GTR’s increased commitment to apprenticeships will help to bridge the looming skills gap in the rail industry, offering education and opportunities, following warnings from The National Skills Academy for Rail of a considerable technical skills shortage in the sector.

Zoey Hudson, Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at Govia Thameslink Railway, said: 

"The demand for skilled staff in the rail industry has never been higher. I am so pleased that we are creating more new apprenticeship opportunities than ever before. We are developing the skills of those who are already working in rail but also giving life-changing career opportunities to people from all backgrounds. This is all part of diversifying our recruitment approach to give more people better access to jobs and a career in rail."