Government set to create 30,000 apprenticeships in road & rail this Parliament

Building apprenticeships in transport sector at heart of government infrastructure investment plans

  • Government ambition to create 30,000 apprenticeships in road and rail industry in this Parliament
  • Crossrail chair Terry Morgan CBE to deliver transport and infrastructure skills strategy
  • Transport Secretary visits National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton, due to open this autumn

More than 30,000 apprenticeship places will be created across the road and rail industry during the lifetime of this Parliament, the government pledged today (21 August 2015).

Speaking on a visit to the National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton, the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, announced the ambition in a vital boost to the transport industry.