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Engineering giant Alstom launches search for 2014 UK apprentices and graduates

03/01/2014

International engineering company Alstom has launched its 2014 campaign to find 32 newRugby Apprentice of the Year apprentices and 17 new graduates.

The company is looking for eight apprentices and four graduates for its Transport division (across the UK, including Preston), 12 apprentices and eight graduates for its Grid division (all based in Stafford), and 12 apprentices and five graduates for its Power division (based across a number of locations, Ashby-De-La-Zouch).

Terence Watson, Alstom’s UK President, said: “It’s vital to our business that we develop the next generation of engineers who can help us keep the country’s lights on through the UK’s power stations and grid networks, and passengers moving on our railways.

“I’d encourage anyone considering a career in engineering to take a look at what we can offer – you get real hands-on experience and responsibility while also making a very real difference to millions of people every day.”

Alstom offer three and four-year apprenticeships, including study at local colleges as well as extensive on-the-job training at power stations, on Grid projects and at the company’s Transport centres.

All applications for trainee positions with Alstom should be made through the Brilliant Thinking website – www.brilliant-thinking.co.uk. All candidates will undergo rigorous testing and assessment procedures.

The company also operates a STEM ambassadors programme designed to encourage young people to consider engineering as a career, and currently has 85 employees regularly visiting schools and events to talk about potential career paths.

To learn more about being an apprentice or a graduate with Alstom in the UK, visit the Graduate and Apprenticeship pages on the website.

Press contact 

Jonathan Smith
Head of Media Relations, Alstom UK 
Tel 01788 545602 or 07801 775650
jonathan.smith@chq.alstom.com