Metro operator hiring apprentice to help keep trains running smoothly


The firm which operates the Metro system is hiring an apprentice to help keep trains on track.

DB Regio, the private firm which runs Metro on behalf of Tyne & Wear transport executive Nexus, is advertising a four-year apprenticeship programme with its Fleet Engineering Team.

The department is responsible for the maintenance and daily provision of the trains for all the Metro services, as well as the maintenance and servicing of depot plant equipment.

Candidates should have an interest in engineering and have achieved or be expected to achieve Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and Science.

The job advert reads: "We would like to hear from enthusiastic individuals who wish to be considered for our 4 year apprenticeship programme commencing September 2016.

"Ideally the successful candidates will have an initial settling in period in the depot prior to commencing at college and therefore the anticipated start date would be July 2016.

"Our apprenticeships are a work-based learning training programme aimed at ambitious learners who are looking to gain hands on training whilst studying at college. Within year one of your apprenticeship you will attend college with day release at the depot, following this you will be depot based with day release to college."

The scheme leads to an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in a multi-disciplined trade.

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