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Alstom starts search for 2015 intake of graduates and apprentices


International engineering company Alstom has started its search for its next intake of graduates and apprentices to work in its energy and transport divisions.

The company, which has 30 sites and a 6,000-strong workforce in the UK, is looking for 20 apprentices and 11 graduates for its Power business, two graduates for its Renewables arm, six apprentices and five graduates for its Grid division and 10 apprentices and ten graduates for its Transport activities.

While the roles are spread across Alstom’s activities across the country, of the 36 apprentices and 26 graduates, it is looking for six graduates and six apprentices in Stafford (in its Grid and Power businesses) and for five graduates and two apprentices in Rugby, working across Power and Renewables. Alstom is also looking for 15 apprentices to work in its Power business in the North East. The Transport roles will be based in London, the Midlands and the North West, with locations yet to be determined.

Terence Watson, Alstom’s UK President, said: “It seems to be a widely held belief that the UK doesn’t ‘do’ engineering any more but that just isn’t the case. Here at Alstom we’re involved in some of the biggest engineering projects in Europe, such as Crossrail, as well as in projects taking electricity across thousands of miles in India, and in making sure that millions of commuters get home every day and that the country’s lights stay on. I really would urge anyone who wants to work for an engineering company to take a look at what we’ve got to offer.”

To take a closer look at what Alstom’s apprentice and graduate programmes have to offer, together with the educational requirements for both schemes, go to http://www.alstom.com/countries/uk/careers/.

About Alstom UK
In the UK, Alstom is active in the rail, power and electricity transmission sectors, operates from 30 sites and employs more than 6,000 people across the country. Around a third of all rail journeys in the UK are made on Alstom rolling stock, our generating kit powers half of the UK’s power stations, we are testing new tidal turbine technology in waters off Orkney, and we operate the only large-scale transformer manufacturing facility in the UK. Our sites in Stafford and Rugby have been at the forefront of engineering developments since the 19th-century and continue to produce cutting edge technology for projects across the world.

Press contact
Jonathan Smith, Head of Media Relations, Alstom Ltd – Tel +44 (0)1788 545602 or +44 (0)7801 775650 or jonathan.smith@alstom.com

Website www.alstom.com; www.alstom.com/uk

Jonathan Smith

Head of Media Relations, Alstom Ltd

+44 (0)1788 545602

jonathan.smith@chq.alstom.com