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McGinley launches rail apprentice placement scheme

McGinley Support Services has launched its Rail Apprentice Placement Scheme for young people wanting to secure employment in the rail sector.

McGinley currently engage over three thousand workers and have regular vacancies for new staff.

Sean McGinley said, "We take a long term view when it comes to helping the rail industry solve its skill shortage issues. There are a number organisations training rail apprentices at present but not all of them are effective at connecting young people with sustainable jobs at the end of their training. We know that the rail sector needs trainees, but to minimise travel and fatigue, we want to ensure that our apprentices live close to real long term work opportunities. With customer support we aim to place apprentices exactly where and when the industry needs them over the coming years. We'll work with and guide training organisations taking suitable young people on supervised, paid placements with us during their apprenticeships if they perform well, they will be guaranteed sustainable work through us when their apprenticeship is completed.”

McGinley Support Services Ltd has today released information of the scheme to rail training organisations and is looking to have its first partners up and running by January 2014 with the first placements for young people starting soon after.

More information is available from John Orange at 



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