On #ThankYouThursday, apprentices are gifted a bus by leading employer First Bus.
Total People is marking #ThankYouThursday by thanking key employer First Bus for donating a bus to boost learning and training.
The leading transport provider has donated a ‘Dennis Dart ADL’ model vehicle so that bus and coach apprentices at Total People can gain experience and develop engineering skills to become future industry leaders.
The vehicle will be used by learners on the Bus and Coach Engineering Technician qualification who will be trained in all aspects of passenger carrying vehicle technology including mechanical and electrical systems.
Nigel Eggleton, Managing Director at First South Yorkshire and the Midlands, said: “I am pleased that the bus we are donating will become a valuable tool in allowing new apprentices to gain the relevant experience and skills needed to work in the transport Industry.
“Buses provide a valuable service for many people in the communities we serve and it is encouraging to see upcoming apprentices wanting to move into the sector”.
Melanie Nicholson, Managing Director at Total People, said: “This is an amazing donation and a fantastic way to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2021. We’re thrilled that First Bus are ensuring our next generation of bus and coach apprentices have the right skills to #leadthefuture.
Within the Bus and Coach industry there is a real shortage of experienced and highly skilled staff. Apprenticeships are a valuable way to develop and produce the quality work force required for the future.
During National Apprenticeship Week, Total People shining a spotlight on the fantastic opportunities that apprenticeships have given people over the years and looking ahead to what employers can expect in the future.
Find out more about our wide range of apprenticeships.
You can also find out more about First Bus South Yorkshire and Midlands on their website.