Introducing our Access To Rail Study Programme

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The Government’s Industrial Strategy sets out plans to help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs with investment in the skills, industries and infrastructure of the future. As part of this is  a £4.4bn HS2 Growth Strategy, including the Curzon Masterplan and 20 transport schemes to fully connect HS2 stations to local transport networks and communities. Nine new suburban rail stations and over 31km of new track will provide 20,000 new seats. A new Metro system, including East-West Metro with extensions to Dudley/Brierley Hill and through East Birmingham to North Solihull and the HS2 Interchange station. It is anticipated that 104,000 jobs will be created and safeguarded with 10% of jobs created for local residents who are currently unemployed.

To help support this local need Gordon Franks Training are pleased to announce that from 14th January we will be launching our “Access To Rail” Study Programme. This programme will be open to all 16-18 year olds who have an interest in working in the Rail industry but would benefit from employability and support in maths and English prior to progressing onto an apprenticeship. Working in partnership with our sister company PQMS Training, who specialise in delivering Rail Engineering qualifications, we will be offering young people the chance to kick start their career in this exciting sector. The programme which runs for 24 weeks will offer the young person personal and social development, training in employability skills, support in improving their maths and English, a Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Basic Track Maintenance and substantial work experience with our rail partners. Those that successfully complete the programme will also have an opportunity to progress onto the Rail Engineering Operative level 2 apprenticeship.

You can find out more about this programme by clicking here.

Know somebody who would benefit from this programme? They can apply now by clicking here