CPR employees Parmvir Khaira and Ryan Carswell will both soon be starting new training opportunities within the company to develop their skills and sustain jobs into the future. The 18 year olds both live locally and have been signed up to begin formal vocational training from August 2017.
Parmvir started working with CPR in Jan 2017 after a period of unemployment. He has shown great initiative since then and as such CPR will now put him through a formal training programme to help him realise his ambition to become a fully qualified Civil Engineer. He begins an NC in Civil Engineering: Construction Contracting Operations/ Site Technical Support from August. The qualification will include 1 day per week day release to college and 4 days onsite training, and will take 1-2 years to complete.
Ryan Carswell started with CPR in 2015, straight from school aged 16. He has been encouraged to develop is vocational skills and will embark on a Modern Apprenticeship (Level 5 and 6) in Construction, Plant and Mechanical Maintenance over 2-3 years. He will also attend college 1 day a week with the remaining training taking place onsite.
Linda Aitchison, CPR's HR Manager stated "This is a great opportunity for two young employees who have shown aptitude and enthusiasm in developing their skills and careers within the company. Now they are 18, they will also be put through the PTS certification, as we do with all operatives to enable them to work within a rail environment."