School is about to be in session

18/06/19

The school year is coming to an end, families are planning their next train adventure and visiting the wonderful destinations along the east coast. This also means the return of the LNER Summer Academy.

Summer school attendee

The academy will run from Monday 5 to Friday 9 August and is aimed at 16 to 19 year olds who are keen to learn more about the rail industry and develop skills they can take forward into future employment.

There will be a range of sessions across the week and will culminate with a presentation day and the possibility to apply for live jobs within LNER.

Last year Rene Kotlar (above) attended the academy and he successfully applied to be the Community Engagement Apprentice here at LNER.

Rene had this to say: "I had no idea where my career would take me when the Summer Academy came knocking at my door. I had zero experience about the rail industry but after the first day I was curious and excited about what it could offer.

"The amount of different departments surprised me – it’s not just about the drivers and crew. So far it’s been a very caring industry with plenty of opportunities for career progression. I genuinely believe the Summer Academy changed my life and it’s an opportunity young people should not miss."

For more information on how you can join the summer academy please email the Community Engagement Team at communities@lner.co.uk for further details. Deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 19 July 2019 at 5pm. We will cover the cost of travel for all participants.

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