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Case Study: “I’ve never had training like I’ve had so far in my apprenticeship”

Virgin Trains has embraced the new apprenticeship standards, and by working in partnership with end-point assessment organisation NCFE, is achieving success with their first cohort of learners. NCFE has built a great relationship with Virgin Trains and has been able to support them in understanding the new apprenticeship standards.

Richard Turner, Talent Delivery Manager at Virgin Trains, said: “We are committed to investing in our people and enabling them to learn new skills and progress within our business and their careers. Our new apprenticeship programmes, which include an industry-first scheme for people wanting to become train drivers, are providing new opportunities for our people and we’re pleased to be working in partnership with NCFE.”

Charlotte Lord, Customer Service Apprentice, one of the first apprentices through Gateway at Virgin Trains, is ready to complete EPA with NCFE.

Charlotte said: “I’ve never had training like I’ve had so far in my apprenticeship. I worked in management for over 10 years in a previous role and nothing compares to the level of training I’ve received so far undertaking this qualification. I’m really proud to be part of the first cohort to make it through Gateway and can’t wait for the next stage of the apprenticeship.”

NCFE is approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to deliver EPA in a variety of sectors and subject areas. Visit our End-point assessment webpages to find out more:  www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment

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