London Midland has welcomed the government’s announcement to increase the number of quality apprenticeships and give businesses a say on how they are run.
Neil Bamford, the company’s Asset Maintenance director, said “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to bring young people into the world of work and especially into the rail industry. Mechanical and electrical engineering skills, in particular, are in demand among railway operators world-wide. Our apprenticeship schemes at our Tyseley and Soho maintenance depots continue to develop young talent each year providing a gateway to qualifications and a fulfilling career.”
Earlier this year London Midland also took on its first apprentices through the Prince’s Trust programme and has plans to develop more schemes in the future.