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Bringing the Transport Sector Together apprenticeship event

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Bringing the Transport Sector Together apprenticeship event

The government is committed to creating 3 million high-quality apprenticeships by 2020 as part of its drive to help people fulfil their potential and boost business productivity.

During Apprenticeship Week (6 – 10 March), the Department for Transport (DfT) hosted its first ‘Bringing the Transport Sector Together’ event in London.  The event was a huge success and provided a fantastic opportunity for bringing together key people from across the Transport Sector who are central to progressing the apprenticeship agenda. 

Image of Rachael Etebar, DfT Group HR Director And Linda Muzikants, Crossrail Rachael Etebar, DfT Group HR Director And Linda Muzikants, Crossrail

It was also a great opportunity for networking and to showcase the great work they are doing to attract apprentices and develop their skills, and to hear directly from some of our apprentices about the type of roles they are doing, what they are getting from an apprenticeship and how they are using their skills to make a difference.

Image of Joshua Rabbette, Maritime Operations Officer, MCA, Tess Ewington, Head Of DfT Group Talent, Learning & Capability, Rosie Tapping, Talent Lead, MCA And David Hurden, Maritime Operations Officer, MCA Joshua Rabbette, Maritime Operations Officer, MCA, Tess Ewington, Head Of DfT Group Talent, Learning & Capability, Rosie Tapping, Talent Lead, MCA And David Hurden, Maritime Operations Officer, MCA

Guy E Wilmshurst-Smith, Network Rail Training said:

“It was a great evening especially meeting the apprentices from such a wide spectrum of DfT activity.  As always, it’s the apprentices that bring home by the enthusiasm and character the huge impact that high quality schemes can have on both the live of individuals and the productivity of the sector as a whole.”

Image of Philip Rutnam, Department For Transport Permanent Secretary And Guy Wilmhurst Smith, Network Rail, STAT Philip Rutnam, Department For Transport Permanent Secretary And Guy Wilmhurst Smith, Network Rail, STAT

Gabrielle West, Apprentice, Group HR Policy Officer, DfT said:

“It was fantastic to see so many organisations and areas of the sector represented at the event, and to meet so many fellow apprentices! It was really encouraging to hear senior leaders talk with such enthusiasm about the apprenticeship agenda, and to talk with them about our own views and experiences.”

Image of Sir Alan Massey, Maritime And Coastguard Chief Executive And Gabby West, Sir Alan Massey, Maritime And Coastguard Chief Executive And Gabby West,

Heidi Catlin, Apprentice, Policy Advisor Infrastructure Skills, DfT said:

“The event was a wonderful opportunity for employers and apprentices alike to share stories, build connections and celebrate the success of apprenticeships in the Transport sector. I was proud to be there, celebrating all the important work that has taken place, and supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2017”

Image of Heidi Catlin, Department For Transport Apprentice And Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP, Skills Minister Heidi Catlin, Department For Transport Apprentice And Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP, Skills Minister

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email [email protected] for more information.

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