Transport company East Yorkshire Motor Services have appointed four new apprentices for its innovative engineering team.
EYMS operate bus services in Beverley and the surrounding area say they had almost 200 applications for the roles.
The chief engineer at EYMS, Robert Gibson said:
“Apprentices bring so much value to EYMS. It’s also essential for us to invest in the engineers of the future, to make sure that we can maintain the skills needed to keep our buses on the road.”
“We’re looking forward to helping our new apprentices start their careers as technicians and seeing them become part of our highly-skilled engineering team.”
Ross Maiden, Jack Jackson, Alex Grainger and also Jordanne-Rose Rodgers were all successful in their application. They will now join a further 200 engineers employed by the company that keep the buses running in the area.
One successful candidate said that it was a great opportunity to join such a well known and prestigious local company.
All of the apprentices will over the next four years learn on the job and also travel to Bristol for academic lessons.
In the UK the number of people choosing to take an apprenticeship has fallen. While the number of women taking up an apprenticeship is slightly higher than men.
Health, public service and business law are the most popular apprenticeships undertaken in the UK. While engineering is the third most popular.
Despite the fewer people taking apprenticeships, many who do start them now take a much more advanced programme.