Vital Rail has received national recognition from Transport for London and the National Apprenticeship Service for its support for apprenticeships.
Vital Rail recently recruited its 88th apprentice and 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.
The project is being overseen by Lawrence Dobie, Director at Vital Skills Training. ‘We are extremely proud of our apprentices and are delighted to have received this national recognition,’ says Lawrence.
‘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.’