Local support for Marcos (Part 2)

Yesterday, we wrote about Marcos, who had attended the Route into Work course.

After completing the course, Marcos was put forward to meet a Transport for London employer recruiting for a Track Maintenance apprentice, to work on the London Underground. Marcos came across really well and after a long recruitment process Marcos was offered the position. This was nearly a year ago, and Marcos is due to finish his apprenticeship next month and start on the next part of his career.

Marcos says:

“Working at Cleshar has changed my life at lot. Not only is it a nice steady job it is also a big chance of a career in track maintenance or rail engineering. Being in work has also helped me improve my skills such as professionalism, team work, gathering information and analytical thinking. I would really advise other young people to get onto this scheme.”

When we spoke to Marcos’s employer earlier this week, this is what he had to say:

“Marcos has been carrying out extensive track maintenance and has helped install new sets of points, carried out re-railing, large crossing renewals.

He has changed sleepers, installed transition rails, and has worked in and out of the tube. In short Marcos has established himself as a reliable and upcoming rail engineer. He will complete his apprenticeship on the 14th October 2015 and we look forward to seeing him progress and work toward becoming a PWT-EH over the next couple of years. He can be very proud of his achievements and the barriers he has overcome to get thus far.”

Cleshar have produced a short video outlining their excellent apprenticeship scheme, which we consider well worth watching.