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National Apprenticeship Week 2021


Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 during this week, we celebrate all things Apprenticeships. To start with, we want to share with you a group of Apprentices who started their Level 2 Rail Engineering Operative Apprenticeship in September 2020 with Ganymede

We asked some of the learners for their feedback on their experience so far. The feedback we received was enthusiastic with learners saying they felt valued, appreciated and part of the team.

Resource Co-Ordinator, Danny West from Ganymede had the following comments to make about the Apprentices.

“The Apprenticeship Programme is an important way to support talented individuals build their careers, transfer their skills, and encourage a new generation of rail engineers. The Apprenticeship Programme is a fantastic scheme as it allows you to mould the apprentices into the model worker. Apprentices learn the fundamental skills needed to work in the rail industry by undertaking work trackside, whilst developing academic skills in a classroom environment.

Beforehand they have usually little to no knowledge regarding the rail industry and by starting out as an apprentice, they can learn both the educational and practical side to the industry. They have provided us with additional resources to meet client expectations. They truly are a breath of fresh air with a fantastic attitude towards work. They have a positive attitude to work and want to do as much as possible to develop their skills & experience.”

To find out more about apprenticeships or how you can get involved as an employer, please contact our funding team at [email protected] alternatively, you can call 01302 815 530 (opt 2)


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What do our trainees think

OLEC 2, Doncaster

Very well constructed and delivered, outstanding performance on the trainer's part, both in the classroom and out on the track. I would recommend Archie McNeill to anyone who wishes to learn about overheads - a terrific experience.

Zain Ahmad, Coyle
DCCR Initial, Crayford

Lee had an excellent practical and pragmatic approach towards training. I found him to be very knowledgeable, but more importantly he has fantastic knowledge transfer skills.

Umair Khan, Siemens Rail Automation
COSS Initial, Doncaster

I enjoyed the course, it was delivered to a high standard. Kev is an excellent trainer, he is informative and has a great sense of humour. His method of teaching was simplified and thorough - Great!

Thomas Smith, Amey Group Services Ltd
COSS Initial, Warrington

Very well run course, professionally presented. Good reminder of duties and responsibilities.

Mark Harris, ABC Electrification
COSS Initial, Enfield

Vic was a fantastic trainer, his knowledge of the industry is vast and his delivery was second to none. A great course and trainer - thanks!

Douglas Aitken, Balfour Beatty Rail Limited