Four young people from the West Midlands have been offered apprenticeships with Centro after completing a Prince’s Trust scheme.
Leon Castle, Moah Nur, Vanessa Smith and Anthony Bell (pictured L-R), all from Birmingham, won the coveted places through ‘Get Into Transport’ run by Centro on behalf of the Prince’s Trust.
The Get Into Transport scheme saw ten candidates spend four weeks on work experience rotating between Virgin Trains, National Express and Centro. Aboard Virgin Trains’ Pendolinos they carried out silver service in First Class and at Centro spent time in customer relations and ticket information centres.
Moha Nur, aged 23, from Edgbaston, is originally from Holland and moved to England with her family in 2009. She had been unemployed for a year when she applied for Get Into Transport. ‘To have been selected feels awesome. I really didn’t expect it. I’ve really enjoyed the scheme and to have been selected for one of the apprenticeships is a real bonus,’ she said.
Says Paul Beesley, senior head of programmes for The Prince’s Trust in the West Midlands, ‘The Prince’s Trust Get Into Transport course is a fantastic way for young people to increase their chances of finding work in the transport industry.
‘We provide young people with intensive training, work experience and qualifications to help them into jobs. It is great to be working with Centro, Virgin Trains and National Express to help support young people in the area to move into the workplace.’