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Apprentice 3We are transforming London Bridge and undertaking the country’s largest station redevelopment. To deliver this we have a team of enthusiastic, passionate and skilled individuals who work across a number of sectors.

We are committed to helping local young people get into the engineering and transport industry through the Thameslink Programme and are working closely with Southwark Council and our contractors to deliver a number of apprenticeships and work placements.

Apprenticeships

We will be providing a minimum of 60 apprenticeships across the lifespan of the project, which is approximately 3% of full-time construction jobs on the project.

Currently there are 38 individuals going through our apprenticeship schemes, over a range of roles including signalling, telecoms, track maintenance, business administration, procurement and construction.

Complementing the Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship, the Thameslink Programme has developed two unique apprenticeship schemes for London Bridge station. These are the Thameslink/Sultan Apprenticeship scheme, focused on engineering and based on HMS Sultan in Portsmouth, and the Skills Academy, focused on construction and based with the London Bridge project team.

Thameslink apprentice Harry Bird, aged 19 said: “I feel the apprenticeship has benefitted me greatly. It has allowed me to be more independent by being away from home and helped teach me some important life skills. Also it has helped give me a boost in the industry and makes me a more desirable employee as I should come out of the apprenticeship at Technician level rather than just being an Operative which is the starting level.”

As well as apprenticeships we are working to deliver a number of work placements over the four-year lifetime of the project.

Anyone interested in becoming an apprentice on Thameslink should contact Danny Miller, Workplace Co-ordination Manager on 020 7023 3578 or danny.miller@networkrail.co.uk

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