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Siemens Mobility has begun recruiting apprentices for its future Goole train manufacturing facility, with 12 three-year Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship positions to be among the first of up to 700 jobs it expects to create at the site.
The apprentices will start in September this year and spend their first year at college, developing core engineering knowledge and competencies.
In their second year they will spend one day a week at college and four days a week on placement at Siemens Mobility traincare facilities, building up their practical skills and experience.
Their third year will be split between working full-time at the Goole facility for six months, followed by a six-month placement at the company’s rolling stock factory at Wien in Austria where they will learn from colleagues in a well-established manufacturing operation.
Siemens Mobility said the apprenticeships formed part of its strategy to develop a pipeline of future talent for the Goole plant, supported by comprehensive, high-quality training programmes. Construction of the factory is expected to start by early summer, with the first phase to be operational by 2023, producing trains for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
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