Nexus has created a ‘head of learning’ post to lead on the delivery of Tyne and Wear Metro training programmes.
New starter Heather Blevins previously worked in learning and development for Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council.
She will now play a key role in Nexus’ move to a new £9.8 million learning centre in South Shields, which is expected to open in the summer of 2019.
Heather said: “Our new learning centre gives us an amazing opportunity to bring all of our training needs under one roof. When the facility opens it will be my job to ensure it meets the needs of our staff and the wider community.
“It gives our workforce a training base fit for the 21st century, and it will get us out of some of the old temporary classrooms that we currently use for learning and development.
“If we value our employees then we have to value their learning and development. It’s the key to getting them out and delivering the best possible services for the people who rely on our services.”