LNER Inspires Next Generation With Focus On Tomorrow’s Talent

13/01/22 LNER Inspires Next Generation With Focus On Tomorrow’s Talent

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will be inspiring the next generation of rail industry employees about the world of work with the second of its pioneering Tomorrow’s Talent work experience programmes set to take place in February.  

Tomorrow’s Talent showcases the wide variety of career opportunities available in the rail industry. Participants will complete several online modules on topics such as the increasing use of innovative technology and sustainability. Applications to take part in the latest programme are now open. 

The first Tomorrow’s Talent, which took place in Autumn 2021, had a positive impact on the young people who attended, with 88 per cent saying they would recommend it to a friend. Most importantly, students were also asked how confident they felt about finding a job both before and after the programme, with a 35 per cent increase in students rating ‘very confident’.  

Following this success, LNER is once again inviting applications from young people aged between 14 and 18 in Years 10-13 along the East Coast route.  

David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: “Education and employability are important to LNER and the communities we serve, and we want to do all that we can to support the next generation in developing their skills, regardless of where their career takes them.  

“Tomorrow’s Talent provides young people with a great opportunity to engage and hear from experts in a wide range of different roles, equipping them with important knowledge and insight as they begin to think  about their future career journey.” 

Delivered in partnership with Springpod, experts in inspiring young people about the world of work, Tomorrow’s Talent focuses on improving eight essential skills: problem solving, creativity, listening, speaking, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.  

Sam Hyams, Managing Director of Springpod, said: "This work experience programme has already proven invaluable to young people considering a career in the world of transport. It is a great resource to help bridge the gap between education and employment whilst also up-skilling the next generation of diverse talent." 

Tomorrow’s Talent is part of LNER’s Responsible Business Strategy, which is delivering record investment in supporting aspiration in communities along the East Coast route, with new projects set to benefit more than 11,000 children and young people during the next 16 months. 

The application window for Tomorrow’s Talent is open until 16 February 2022. Anyone interested in attending the programme is encouraged to visit https://www.springpod.com/virtual-work-experience/lner-tomorrows-talent where they can find further information and submit their application. 

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