Northern engineering apprentice jobs you can apply for right in Manchester - how much you could earn

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Northern has launched a campaign to recruit 16 young engineering apprentices for depots in the north including Newton Heat in Manchester.

Northern is searching for the next generation of engineers to work at its depots maintaining its fleet of trains. The operator is recruiting 16 new engineering apprentices across the north, including for the depot at Newton Heath, Manchester.

Based in one of five of Northern’s so-called ‘TrainCare Centres’, engineering apprentices will be part of the team that works on maintaining and enhancing the train service. The job sees you working for the second biggest train operator in the UK, which has nearly 2,000 services a day.

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Northern Rail is looking for 16 engineering apprentices for the following depots: Heaton in Newcastle, Botanic Gardens in Hull, Neville Hill in Leeds, Newton Heath in Manchester and Allerton in Liverpool. Northern is targeting the recruitment campaign at 16 to 22 year-olds and fresh college-leavers in the hope of nurturing the next generation of railway engineers and engineering leaders.

Jack Commandeur, engineering director at Northern Rail, said: “These roles are a great opportunity for anyone interested in engineering to join a team of experts maintaining and developing our diverse fleet of trains. These roles will help develop the talents of budding engineers across the North of England who are looking for a career that speaks to their passion for science and technology.”

Alexandra Widdop, one of the apprentices working at the Neville Hill depot in Leeds, said: “I’m in the third year of my apprenticeship and I love it. I’ve learnt so much from the team and I’ve had chance to work on trains across the fleet. If you’re interested in solving problems and embracing new technology – this is a great industry to work in.”

Northern engineering apprentice jobs requirement and salary

While the application process is open for anyone, the campaign is mainly targeting people between the ages of 16 to 22. The position requires at least five GCSEs including science, maths and English.

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The engineering apprenticeship salary starts off at £15,817 per annum and increases to £18,963during the apprenticeship. The role also includes benefits such as free travels across the Northern network.

How to apply to be a Northern engineering apprentice

If you are looking to apply for a job as an engineering apprentice at one of Northern’s TrainCare Centres, all you need to do is send in an application via the Northern recruitment website. The deadline for applications is Sunday December 11, 2022.

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