Next Generation Of Railway Workers Get A Head Start With LNER’s Focus On Tomorrow’s Talent

30/09/22 Next Generation Of Railway Workers Get A Head Start With LNER’s Focus On Tomorrow’s Talent

London North Eastern Railway’s pioneering Tomorrow’s Talent online work experience programme is set to return on 24 October 2022, inspiring the next generation of rail industry employees about the world of work.   

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

Tomorrow’s Talent has had a positive impact on more than 300 young people to date, with 86 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 23 per cent increase in students rating ‘very confident’.  

Following this success, LNER is once again inviting applications from young people along the East Coast route aged between 14 and 18 in Years 10-13 in England or S3 – S6 in Scotland. 

David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: “We want to continue to do all that we can to support young people in developing their skills, regardless of where their career takes them.  

“LNER’s Tomorrow’s Talent programme provides young people with a great opportunity to engage and hear from experts in a wide range of different roles, equipping them with important insight into the world of work 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.  

Jay, who participated in the second Tomorrow’s Talent programme, was one of many who developed an interest in pursuing a career in the railways, saying: “Not only did I learn about LNER and the wider railway industry, I also developed a real passion for it. Every task pushed me to learn so much but was made easy by the quality information provided by the programme.”  

Tomorrow’s Talent is part of LNER’s Responsible Business Strategy, which is supporting aspiration in communities along the East Coast route, with projects benefitting more than 11,000 children and young people in 2022 and 2023.  

The application window for Tomorrow’s Talent is open until Wednesday 19 October 2022. Anyone interested in attending the programme is encouraged to visit where they can find further information and submit their application. 

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