East Midlands Trains is pioneering a new Level 3 Train Driver Apprenticeship programme designed to support the industry’s commitment to grow its skills base and further professionalise the train driver role. ASLEF is supporting the new apprenticeship programme, which is part of the National Driver Academy and now underway at the train operator’s academy in Derby.
Nine new drivers are the first to test the new common approach to Part A as part of the Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.
The new Apprenticeship Standard has been designed to reflect the professionalism needed for the train driver’s role and will allow successful trainees to secure a formal certification.
It has been developed in partnership with the drivers’ union ASLEF; the Rail Safety and Standards Board; Rail Delivery Group; the Institute of Railway Operators and the National Skills Academy for Rail.
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