05 Aug 2014
We need you… that’s the message from Stagecoach South, which is on the lookout for talented young people to join its apprenticeship programme.
The firm has re-launched its drive to give youngsters in Winchester and Aldershot a chance through its apprenticeship programme. The scheme offers a jump onto the career ladder while earning money and qualifications at the same time.
The company is urges school leavers in Winchester and Aldershot with an interest in engineering to put themselves forward for the opportunity before the search closes in late August.
Stagecoach South Engineering Director, Richard Alexander, commented: “Schools continue to focus on STEM subjects, which means there is a strong pool of talent across the South.”
Stagecoach is committed to supporting the community and continues to invest in young people. National youth unemployment figures stand at 17.8% which equates to 534,000 unemployed 16-24 year olds (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed and not in education).
The trio to make it onto Stagecoach’s apprenticeship programme will benefit from four years of training. The young recruits will work towards the nationally-recognised Technical Certificate in Transport Engineering Maintenance and have their own personal mentor to help with career progression.
On successful completion of their training they will be awarded an Apprenticeship in Transporting Engineering Maintenance and have the opportunity to become a licensed member of IRTEC (The Institute of Road Transport Engineers).
If you are leaving school this summer and want to apply for the chance to secure an apprenticeship with Stagecoach South visit http://www.stagecoachbus.com/Southapprenticeships.aspx.
Apprenticeships will be available in mechanical and electrical engineering.