25 Sep '15, 4pm

TyneTeesWear News: Ten new apprentice engineers join Nexus #metro #nefollowers

Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has taken on ten new apprentices, including its first female apprentices in more than two decades. The female recruits – Morgan Saville, 18, from East Boldon in South Tyneside and Sam Davenport, 17, from Fulwell in Sunderland – have joined the Nexus Apprenticeship Scheme along with eight other trainees. It is the first time that Nexus has taken on women in trainee engineering roles since the early 1990s. In previous years many applicants have been unsuccessful for roles or the interest has been strictly all male. Director of Rail and Infrastructure for Nexus, Raymond Johnstone, said: “This is our third consecutive year of apprentice recruitment, which is vital for securing Metro’s long term future. “I’m pleased to say that we have had two successful female applicants this year. We are committed to seeing more women in ...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/ten-new-apprentice-engi...

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