Business minister Lord Young was in Milton Keynes today to see the young apprentices who are keeping the UK’s trains on track.
Railcare runs a successful Apprenticeship programme which covers vehicle production, components and incident repair. The apprentices are working towards an advanced modern Apprenticeship.
Lord Young said:
“It is encouraging to see a small business like Railcare being so proactive in offering young people learning and training opportunities in such an important area of the engineering sector.
“Railcare is a leading example of what can be achieved and its commitment to apprentices shows a recognition of the importance of growing the highly skilled people it needs to ensure a successful future for the company.”
Andy Slater, General Manager at Railcare, Wolverton said:
“We are committed to the development of our workforce and the nurturing of new and vibrant talent into the rail industry, both in technical and administrative areas of the business.
“We are actively seeking more new ways of harnessing the potential in our people through skills development via strategic assisted partnerships, which will allow the business to be flexible and robust in dealing with the future challenges of the rail industry of the next generations.”
The five Railcare apprentices and one apprentice from TXM Recruit have been onsite at Railcare since April 2008 and have completed six months off the job training with either the Bedford Training Group or Aylesbury Training Group. Railcare is also recruiting Craft and Business Administration apprentices.