IF YOU WANT AN APPRENTICESHIP ON THE FAMOUS RAILWAY
The great North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced a vacancy for a Heritage Engineering Steam/Diesel Apprenticeship based primarily at its headquarters in Grosmont.
It’s the heritage railway’s latest such opening – 25 years after Traction and Rolling Stock Manager, Piglet, joined as a fresh-faced 16-year-old engineering maintenance apprentice, in December 1996.
Piglet has worked at the NYMR ever since; he was promoted to Foreman in 2007, then became Depot Manager in 2016, and finally Traction and Rolling Stock Manager in 2017.
“The key benefits [of an apprenticeship] for me were it gave me immediate income and freedom,” he recalls. “I was itching for freedom, and I was able to buy a motorbike only a few months after starting my apprenticeship.
“It also gave me the skillset to get to grips with my trade, gave me more ‘life skills’, and allowed me to progress – here I am, 25 years later, in a senior management role.
“Just because you’re an apprentice doesn’t mean you can’t climb the ladder of promotion – you don’t have to go to university to end up as a senior manager if you can prove your worth.”
For more information on the apprenticeship vacancy with NYMR, or to apply, go to www.nymr.co.uk/apprenticeship-heritage-mechanical-engineer
The closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th March 2021.