London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is delivering record investment in supporting aspiration in communities up and down its route, with new projects set to benefit more than 11,000 children and young people over the next 18 months.
This month, LNER is inviting applications from young people aged between 14 and 18 in Years 10-13 along the East Coast route to join its Tomorrow’s Talent experience, delivered in partnership with Springpod, which is all about inspiring young people about the world of work, as well as launching its next round of community investment projects.
Tomorrow’s Talent, starting on 25 October, will showcase the different careers available in rail to inspire the next generation. Participants will complete several modules on topics such as the growing use of technology and the importance of marketing within the rail industry.
As part of the Responsible Business Strategy, LNER is also using the latest round of its Customer and Community Investment Fund (CCIF), worth £500,000 each year, to support more projects focused on boosting education and employability skills in communities along the East Coast route.
The fund helps customers and communities along the LNER route to undertake projects and initiatives that will help address a local issue, create opportunities to develop new skills, promote positive mental health and deliver educational or environmental benefits.
David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: “Education and employability are important to LNER and the communities we serve, and we want to do all that we can to encourage the next generation, regardless of where their career takes them.
“LNER’s Tomorrow’s Talent and the community projects we are supporting provide a fantastic opportunity for young people in their career development. As a modern business and inclusive employer, with a focus on the long term, we are determined to share what we do to inspire others.”