Nexus has announced that they are looking for 10 new apprentices to join their company.
Nexus owns and operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, and the 10 positions will be across three roles, these being:
- Seven apprentices working across the Maintenance Delivery and Capital Delivery Departments in Metro Infrastructure, covering signalling, track engineering, overhead line and electrical and mechanical operation
- Two Business Administration apprentices – One in Contracts and Commercial, the other in Bus Services
- One Project Management Degree apprenticeship with the Renewals Projects Team, a first for Nexus
Each role will provide the successful candidates with invaluable experience, a qualification and potentially a career with Nexus, with high retention rates on completion of these apprenticeships.
Anyone interested in applying has until Friday 12th of March 2021 to do so. For more information or to apply now, please visit the Nexus website.
HR Manager Ally Jennings said: “2020 was challenging for all businesses, but we are delighted to start 2021 by investing in ten apprenticeship positions. We are looking forward to welcoming a diverse mix of talented people who are keen to start careers in the transport industry.
The apprentices will join Nexus at a time where there are many exciting projects underway, including the investment of a new fleet.”
“Investing in apprenticeships is important to us as it ensures we have people with the right skills within the business, building their careers and securing the future of our workforce.”
Stuart Clarke is Metro Infrastructure Director, having worked his way to the top after joining Nexus in 1997 as an apprentice electrician. He heads up all the maintenance and modernisation work on the 77km Metro network.
He said:” When I think back my time as an apprentice and all the hard work that I’ve put in over the years it is all now so worthwhile. This will hopefully show other apprentices at the start of their careers what it’s possible to achieve if they work hard enough.
“Nexus as an employer has played such a huge part in where I’ve got to today. The organisation’s commitment to training and development is second to none. I’m looking forward to seeing more of our apprentices making their mark in the years to come.”
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