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Metro operator Nexus launches search for next generation

A rail sector operator has launched a recruitment drive to find its workers of tomorrow.

Nexus wants nine apprentices for roles across the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Positions cover maintenance, project management, human resources and data science, with learners primed to complement on-the-job training with tuition at Nexus’ South Shields-based learning centre.

Bosses say the latest intake will build on the public body’s successful apprenticeship programme, which has ushered a good number of youngsters into full-time work and higher-level training.

Heather Blevins, head of learning, said: “Apprenticeships are vital for the long-term future of Nexus.

“We are committed to developing early career paths, providing solid succession planning for critical roles.

“Apprentices get first-class training, opening the door to a brilliant career in the railway and public transport industry.

“It is vital we invest in training and development to ensure we continue to deliver the essential services to our customers both now and in the future.”

The closing date for applications is Sunday, February 26. For more information, visit

  • Read more about Nexus’ commitment to the next generation in the January/February issue of North East Times Magazine, where managing director Martin Kearney talks about its apprenticeship programme and its impact on operations