Jobs near me: Northern to recruit new conductors in Greater Manchester with ‘no previous experience needed’

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Train operator Northern has announced it is on the lookout for dozens of new train conductors within Greater Manchester. The roles do not require any previous experience as training will be provided. 

The conductors will be based at either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria train stations. The role comes with a salary of £29,000 once fully qualified and benefits including free train travel. 

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The train operator is calling on people who feel they are at a ‘career crossroads’ to apply for one of the roles; there will be regular opportunities to apply for roles between now and August 2024. 

Lisa Leighton, people director for Northern, said: “The days when apprenticeships were just for school or college leavers are long gone - but that perception remains and it can be a barrier to more experienced people putting in an application.

“Lots of jobs have transferable skills that the rail industry can benefit from, so anyone that fancies taking their career in a completely fresh direction should give it go.

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“Some of the people working on-board our trains today started their career in very different arenas, from the prison service and cabin crew to social care and financial services. No-one should think the railway ‘isn’t for them’ – it’s an industry with much to offer.”

The recruitment process is already underway. For more information and details of how to register for job alerts, visit the Northern website.

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