An organisation that works to provide skilled workers for the railway industry has expanded the opportunities it offers to young people.
Railway training company ARC Academy, which operates specialist training sites around the UK, has been on a recruitment drive and is now adding an electrical skills apprenticeship to its offer on one of its sites.
ARC Academy UK, which is based in Cardiff and offers a comprehensive portfolio of training programmes to the rail industry, has been recruiting Apprentices for its sites at Cardiff, Bury, Watford and Barnsley. The electrical skills Apprenticeship has been added to the offer at Cardiff.
Successful Apprenticeship applicants receive thirteen weeks of training on-site before being placed in rail companies to further their career development.
ARC Academy Head of Social Media Callum Turnbull said: “We are receiving a lot of applications for all our sites but Bury is proving particularly popular. We have had a lot of applications there.
“The addition of the electrical skills Apprenticeship at Cardiff is an important move for us because it widens the opportunities we can offer.
“The high level of applications generally can be attributed, I think, to the recent publicity about Apprenticeships and the growing realisation among young people that there are great benefits to this approach rather than going on to university.”
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.