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Network Rail marks ten years of apprenticeship scheme

Network Rail’s Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme reached its ten year milestone on March 12.

2,000 people have signed up to the apprenticeship scheme since its launch in 2005. Apprentices have gone on to work as aerial surveyors, track designers and fault finders.

An event held at London King’s Cross station marked the anniversary, with ten past apprentices speaking at the event about their experiences working for NR.

Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail said: “It’s an extremely exciting time for apprentices to join us. We’re embarking on the biggest investment since the Victorian era, which means opportunities for everyone to develop a rewarding career, and play a vital part in shaping the bright future of Britain’s railway.”

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