Transdev offers apprentices a ticket to success

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‘Join us on the road to success’ says Transdev as the UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week. The firm is creating three new engineering apprenticeships, offering successful candidates a launch pad to build a successful career in the transport industry. The three-year apprenticeships will lead to qualification as a Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician, a role which ensures every bus on the road is reliable in service, and above all, safe.

Alex Cottam is already in training as an engineering apprentice with Transdev subsidiary Rosso at its Rochdale depot. The firm is offering three new engineering apprenticeships at its depots across Lancashire and Yorkshire. TRANSDEV

Meanwhile, 20 of Transdev’s most promising talents are also beginning their own apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week. The range of apprenticeships under way at Transdev’s depots extends beyond its engineering workshops, with specialised training programmes covering human resources, information technology and leadership skills all underway at various levels.

All the apprenticeships are being delivered through the operator’s own in-house training and recruitment division, ‘the Academy by Transdev’, created to accelerate skills development while retaining and developing some of their promising people as the company continues to expand across the North.

One of those enrolled and ready to start training is Operations Director Vitto Pizzuti – and he’s looking forward to widening his own skill set in 2021. He said: “I’m studying for a Level 5 Diploma in People Management – it’s an HR qualification developed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

“I’m expecting the coursework to be challenging at times, but also rewarding in that it’ll equip me with more skills and confidence to lead and develop our amazing team of people throughout the operations side of our business.”

The UK’s 14th National Apprenticeship Week runs from 8-14 February, with ‘Build the Future’ as this year’s event theme. Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills Gillian Keegan said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to learn while you earn, opening up new and exciting career paths that can transform lives.

“It’s been a tough year for everyone, but we want the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 to be a springboard to look ahead to how apprenticeships can futureproof workforces and boost careers.”

As well as the three engineering apprenticeships, Transdev is recruiting for a variety of roles based across its operating centres in Lancashire and Yorkshire. To find out more about the apprenticeships and all career opportunities, visit the careers section at transdevbus.co.uk or follow @TheAcademyTalk on Twitter.