Vital Rail recognised for commitment to apprenticeships

Salford-based Vital Rail has received national recognition from Transport for London (TfL) and the National Apprenticeship Service for its support and commitment to apprenticeships.

Vital Rail, in conjunction with Vital Skills Training, which is one of the largest suppliers of training services to the rail, energy, mechanical & electrical and construction sectors, recently recruited its 88th apprentice, with plans to employ 270 by the end of 2012.

The firm was recognised, along with other apprentice employers, at an event to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2012.

Hosted by Transport for London, a certificate was presented by Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner to John Smith, CEO of Vital Services Group and Newham apprentice, Yasin Ali.

Apprentices are currently working on a project to maintain the Epping Ongar Railway heritage line and work towards providing passengers with a connection to the London Underground.

The project is being overseen by Lawrence Dobie, Director at Vital Skills Training. He said:

“We are extremely proud of our apprentices and are delighted to have received this national recognition.

“It is a pleasure to be working with Transport for London and the National Apprenticeship Service to offer such fantastic opportunities to budding apprentices.

“It’s an extremely exciting time for them, and us, with so many infrastructure projects coming to the fore over the next few months and it’s humbling to be in a position to support so many young people with their future career prospects.”

For further information on Vital’s Apprenticeship programme visit apprenticeships or call 0161 836 7024.

Paul ChampionStrategic Project Manager

Mobile: 07540 704920

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