This week, 5-11 February, is National Apprenticeship Week. Routes into Rail is getting involved by helping people learn more about apprenticeships.
The theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘Skills for Life’. Apprenticeships are a great way for people of all ages to develop the skills they need to succeed in their careers. With a huge demand for workers, higher-than-average pay and a sustainable future, the rail industry is a great place to work – and it uses apprenticeships widely for a range of roles.
For those considering an apprenticeship, Routes into Rail has released an article about ‘Five reasons you should do an apprenticeship’. There are so many benefits – like earning wages while studying, one-on-one support and gaining real-world experience that is attractive to employers.
Those who are interested in an apprenticeship but don’t know how to get started can read our article about how to become an apprentice in rail. It has advice on types of apprenticeships, how to find opportunities and what the application process will be like.
For National Apprenticeship Week, Routes into Rail has introduced a new alert on the latest apprenticeship opportunities in rail. Subscribers will get regular updates about apprenticeship positions in rail that are open for applications, across a wide range of roles.
Routes into Rail will also be posting on its LinkedIn and Instagram pages all week about apprenticeships and how you can find out more – including our virtual work experience programme that can help people of any age learn about engineering, data, project management and other rail careers.