On The Fast Track To Success: LNER Celebrates Contribution Of Apprentices

09/02/21 On The Fast Track To Success: LNER Celebrates Contribution Of Apprentices

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is marking National Apprenticeship Week by celebrating the contribution of more than 80 apprentices who currently work across the business at LNER.

From train driving and engineering to digital marketing and HR, there are a wide range of apprentices at LNER, all currently playing an important part in keeping the country moving.

Anna Maggs, Apprentice Train Driver with LNER, said “I am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship and the amount I’m learning from the experience. From studying in a classroom, sitting in a simulator, and then driving a real train, it is quite a journey! I feel proud to look back and think about how much I've achieved in such a short period of time”

LNER utilises its status as an apprenticeship training provider to deliver operationally focused apprenticeships as well as working with a range of providers along the East Coast route to ensure a range of qualifications are available to employees throughout the business.

Karen Lewis, People Director at LNER, said: “Apprenticeships play an important part in helping us support the development of existing employees as well as attracting fresh talent into the rail industry. LNER values the contribution of all of our apprentices and we are delighted to be supporting them in gaining new experience as well as a recognised qualification.”

In January, LNER was awarded ‘UK Top Employer’ status by the Top Employers Institute for the second year running. LNER was praised for the focus on employee development and commitment to health and wellbeing.  

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Jonathan Cornally is an Apprentice Engineer with LNER based at Aberdeen Clayhills Maintenance Depot. Speaking about his experience, Jonathan said: “Working as an apprentice has given me the opportunity to implement my skills and knowledge learnt at college into the working environment. It’s been great to learn about the industry while working alongside an exceptional group of experienced colleagues here at Clayhills.”

Throughout National Apprenticeship Week LNER will be highlighting the range of apprenticeships at LNER by profiling a selection of apprentices throughout the week on LNER’s social media channels.

For more information about opportunities with LNER, people should visit https://lnerjobs.co.uk/jobs/

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