Nine apprenticeships are on offer in various disciplines across Metro’s business. All apprenticeships are at Level 3, with five apprentices being taken on for training in Metro’s infrastructure, which includes signalling, track maintenance, and engineering communications, signalling, and electrical roles.
In the Procurement and Train Planning teams, two business administration apprenticeships are on offer. One electrical apprenticeship is on offer in the Automatic Fares Collection team, which is responsible for the maintenance of ticket machines, gate lines, and validators across the network.
There is also the rare opportunity for an apprentice to join the Shields ferry crew. The successful candidate will learn all aspects of crewing the ferry and work towards their Boat Master’s License.
On completion of their training, over 90% of Nexus apprentices move on to a higher apprenticeship or permanent employment. The company is looking for people who are interested in building long-term careers with them. Over the next five years, they will be investing half a billion pounds in a new fleet, improvements to the track, and service improvements.
Ally Jennings, HR Manager at Nexus, said:
“We had a fantastic response to our apprenticeship recruitment last year, and those apprentices are now making a real difference to our business.
“This year we have nine apprenticeship vacancies, and we are looking forward to welcoming a diverse group of talented people who are keen to start careers within the transport industry.
“Investing in apprenticeships is important to us, as it ensures we have people with the right skills within the business, building their careers, bringing enthusiasm and new ideas, and securing the future of our workforce.”
Applications for the new apprentice posts are open now and close on 5 June. More details about the apprenticeships and application forms are available online at https://www.nexus.org.uk/apprenticeships