Over 1400 formerly unemployed secure work on HS2

HS2’s success in supporting unemployed people into work is largely driven by the effectiveness of its job brokerage partnership model which launched earlier this year. By bringing together the Department for Work and Pensions, strategic regional and local stakeholders...

Next generation of train drivers sign up to TfW apprenticeship scheme

The next generation of train drivers have signed-up to Transport for Wales' new apprenticeship scheme – the first of its kind in Wales. TfW has become the first train operator in the UK to offer an accredited NVQ level 3...

National rail contractor pledges to support new talent through the Kickstart Scheme

National rail contractor, QTS Group, has signed up to the Kickstart Scheme to help tackle unemployment in young people and showcase the rail industry as a positive career pathway.   This Government-led initiative provides funding which gives businesses the opportunity to provide work experience and enhance employability skills for young people. It is designed for 16 to...

Trainline creates tech apprenticeships for diverse young talent

Trainline, the leading independent train and coach travel platform, has launched an apprenticeship program to support young professionals without university degrees to get their first job in tech.  The program, which is delivered in partnership with Multiverse, sees apprentices develop...

Northern launches second series of workshops for north east job seekers

Northern is launching a second series of workshops seeking to give local communities in the north east a competitive advantage in the job market.  The train operator is set to run four virtual workshops designed to help people improve their job-hunting skills.  The...

Welcome on-board! 14 new Apprentices and three Graduates Join the TransPennine Express team

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has welcomed 17 new colleagues within the company in a range of roles – actively expanding their team during challenging times. Based across the North, 14 new apprentices have begun a two-year scheme where they...

HS2 contract set to bring new factory and over 100 new jobs to Hartlepool

A landmark HS2 contract is set to see a brand-new factory created on an old oil rig fabrication site in Hartlepool, creating over 100 new jobs for people in the surrounding area. HS2’s Main Works Civils Contractor, Costain Skanska STRABAG...

HS2 offers more jobs for young people in the West Midlands

Following the success of its first youth unemployment scheme, HS2’s construction partner for the West Midlands, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is searching for more talented youngsters to join its Kickstart programme. Fifteen young people from the region joined BBV’s Kickstart...

Minister in Crewe to welcome jobs boost on HS2

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson MP visited Crewe today (24th August) and confirmed that new research has found that the construction of HS2 is expected to support over 4,000 more jobs than previously forecast – including a boost of almost 1,500...

Vital Human Resources secure £150m Network Rail contract

Vital Human Resources, part of the Morson Group, has been awarded a £150m contract to provide Network Rail labour covering a range of strategic and operational roles over the next five years. Running until 2026, with a possible extension until...

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Site set-up underway on East Linton station development

Preparatory work is underway ahead of the construction of the new East Linton station which will see trains call...