An organisation that works to provide skilled workers for the railway industry has enjoyed a successful start to its new recruitment drive for Apprentices.
Railway training company ARC Academy operates specialist training sites around the UK and successful Apprenticeship applicants receive thirteen weeks of training on-site before being placed in rail companies to further their career development.
ARC Academy UK, which is based in Cardiff, offers a comprehensive portfolio of training programmes to the rail industry, including providing Apprenticeships, and recruits are currently being sought for its sites at Cardiff, Bury, Watford and Barnsley.
Take-up has been brisk, according to Head of Social Media Callum Turnbull, who said: “The recruitment campaign is going really well and we are receiving a lot of applications.
“There has been a lot of support nationally for Apprenticeships and I think that more and more young people are seeing the benefit of this approach rather than going on to university.
“They realise that it gives them a route into industry and provides the opportunity for a job in due course. All the centres running this recruitment campaign are talking to eighteen-year-olds who are keen to explore a career in the railway industry.
“Employers are seeing the value as well and we are seeing increasing demand from the industry for Apprentices because companies realise that, at a time when the railway industry is in danger of losing its experienced people through retirement, they have to bring in new talent.”
ARC Academy UK has a team of trainers, assessors and management team who have been carefully selected and all of them have extensive experience within the rail industry.
The ARC Academy is a fully accredited NSARE, City Guilds, Edexcel and EAL centre along with ISO9001 and Matrix certification.
More information about the company, and how to apply for an Apprenticeship, can be found at its website http://www.arcacademyuk.com