Northern recruitment drive targets train presentation staff

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Northern is set to host a recruitment day next month for a number of vacancies in its train presentation team at Heaton Train Care Centre in Tyne & Wear.

The event, on Tuesday 13 February, will give people interested in working for the train operator the opportunity to hear more about the work that takes place at depot as well as have a tour of the facility.

There will then be group assessments and individual interviews for roles including train presentation operatives and train presentation leaders.

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Richard Holt, head of train presentation for Northern, said: “It’s a near-military operation to keep our fleet of trains to the high standard we’ve set ourselves in the post-COVID world.

“We have hundreds of colleagues spread across the network – at stations and train care centres – and we’re always looking for new people to join the team to ensure our trains always look their best.”

In November, Northern announced that it had rolled-out a new cleaning product called ‘Clean Zero’. The chemical-free cleaner, which is made by re-engineering water in a seven-stage filtration process, is created by global innovator 2San.

The roll-out of Clean Zero followed the release of a video in 2022 that highlighted the monumental task its team of 550 train presentation operatives have to keep its fleet of 345 trains clean and tidy.

Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.

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