As we continue to modernise our train services, infrastructure and working practices, apprentices, graduates and placement students provide a fresh perspective that every organisation needs to thrive. We offer nationally-recognised qualifications for all apprentices and high-level industry qualifications for graduates and placement students. Many of our managers have started their careers with GTR via graduate or apprenticeship roles and we continue to seek out the leaders of tomorrow.
Design & Content Apprentice
After spending what seems like most of my living memory on or around trains, I decided I wanted to take my career a step forward and apply to a role in the railways that I was passionate about. After checking the GTR Careers page for a few months, this Apprenticeship role came up and I applied straight away as it sounded like the perfect job as I knew I wanted to get more into Design as a profession.
My role has many different elements to it! Some days, I can be travelling all around the network taking photos for departments, other days I can be in the office creating leaflets and posters for customer information campaigns or assets for internal communications. I recently got to design our #trainbow [Insert link to Diversity section] to celebrate Brighton Pride for our LGBT+ Network which I really enjoyed.
I think my favourite part of the role is the people that I work with, both in my immediate team and further afield. Due to the breadth of work that is briefed to us, I get to talk to and meet so many people from across the business. It means that I can get a real understanding of what other people do, which in turn helps enhance the quality of work I produce.
Working for GTR is very rewarding and fulfilling. You really feel like you're making a difference to customers, no matter what role you're in as at the end of the day they're the heart of our business. I’ve had lots of opportunities to explore other aspects of the business including supporting our station staff and gaining my Train Dispatch Licence which has been enriching for my experience here.
I think an apprentice role is a perfect bridge between leaving school & the world of work, or even if you'd like to try something completely new and change your path! You get to earn while you learn and get a qualification to show at the end of it.
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