Thales takes on 17 rail-signalling apprentices

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Seventeen youngsters have joined Thales UK’s new rail-signalling apprentice scheme.

Based in central London, the recruits will be able to ‘earn while they learn’, building skills and experience while at the same time earning a competitive annual starting salary.

The new three-year, work-based apprentice scheme was created to meet future needs and to grow the Thales technical skills base. Apprentices divide their time between on-the-job training and classroom-based learning (completed within the first year at City of Westminster College), gaining a range of qualifications and experience.

‘Apprentices are a vital part of the company’s strategic planning for the future,’ said Victor Chavez, deputy chief executive officer, Thales UK. ‘We need young people who can, in a structured learning environment, develop within the company. Our apprentices continue to demonstrate that it is the way in which they train that enables them to challenge conventional wisdom and add value to all aspects of our business − inside and outside our engineering functions.’