Partnership between Virgin Trains and Solihull College
Friday, 15 August, 2014

Virgin Trains is on the look-out for young, unemployed people to join their new Traineeship scheme being run in partnership with Solihull College. Youngsters between the ages of 18 and 24 are being invited to apply for places on the course, which starts in October.

The 13 week course will combine classroom training with real life experience of the front line, working as a key member of Virgin Trains widely regarded customer service team in the West Midlands.
Successful candidates will achieve a Level 1 certificate in Customer Service, a Level 2 certificate in Employability Skills and Functional Skills in English and Maths in addition to a reference and the opportunity to be fast-tracked into Virgin Trains Talent Pool from which the company selects future employees.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Solihull College,” explained Amanda Robinson of Virgin Trains. “We know that there are a lot of young, talented people in the West Midlands who are struggling to find work.”

“The new traineeship programme is designed to give them a real insight into a career in customer service, something that will stand them in good stead and give them the confidence to go out there and secure full time employment.”

“The customer lies at the heart of everything we do at Virgin Trains and we can ‘t wait to meet our new recruits in October.”

To find out more, Solihull College is holding a series of Drop-In sessions at the Blossomfield Campus in Solihull on the following dates:

Thursday 21 August: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 27 August: 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 2 September: 10am – 12pm

To apply for this traineeship, or to speak to a member of the team please visit www.solihull.ac.uk/virgin traineeships or call the College’s Employer Services Team on 0121 678 7181