Apprenticeship Week: West Midlands encourages transport careers
West Midland’s Transport Skills Academy (TSA) is encouraging local people in the West Midlands to consider a career in transport this National Apprenticeship Week (5 to11 February).
The TSA, founded by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), was launched in 2022 to provide a one-stop destination, inspiring the future workforce to choose a career in transport while upskilling its existing workforce.
TfWM currently employs apprentices across a range of programmes in different areas of the business, including health and safety, project management, business administration, digital and data, chartered manager and senior leader, with more apprenticeships being planned.
“Apprenticeships are a valuable gateway for anyone looking to develop their skills and learn on the job” – Michele Roberts, head of transport skills at TfWM
Michele Roberts, head of transport skills at TfWM, said: “At the Transport Skills Academy, we are on a mission to challenge perceptions of the transport sector, and inspire people – no matter their age or background – into a career in the sector. Apprenticeships are a valuable gateway for anyone looking to develop their skills and learn on the job.
“Through working collaboratively with our partners and providing people with resources and guidance, we’re able to connect them with the right opportunities to support their career development – both within TfWM and across the region. We encourage you to get in touch with us if you’re interested in pursuing an apprenticeship or furthering your career.”