TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express

 

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TransPennine Express

Tailored Career Advice

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Here at TransPennine Express we want to help and encourage care leavers to get into work, whether it be a head office-based role or working at one of our offices, stations, or depots or on our trains. One of values is being ‘Supportive of each other’ as through working together we can build a better future for our colleagues and customers.

Our head office is based in Central Manchester so whether you want to work at the heart of a big city or a station in the countryside, we’ve a diverse range of careers in lots of different locations across the North of England and Scotland.

Teamwork is key to making sure the railway runs smoothly. We are thrilled be able to provide you with practical tips and support to help you develop a successful career and learn more about the range of roles available with us. No two days are ever the same. It’s an exciting time to join TransPennine Express. We also do a great job of looking after our people. So, join us on our journey and take the first step by checking out our latest vacancies.

We can offer you:

  • Tailored career advice.
  • A supportive conversation about the role you are considering in advance of your application. Including information about the shift patterns or the assessments that may form part of the applications process for frontline roles working at one of our stations, or depots or onboard our trains, so that you know what to expect and how best to prepare.
  • As well as feedback post application for entry-level, central support or apprenticeship roles, to help you develop.

Taking Up This Offer

You can check out our latest roles and make an application by visiting our TransPennine Express Careers Website via this link bit.ly/careersTPE You will also find lots of videos and interviews with our colleagues to help you learn more about the range of roles and the people who do them.  

We have a dedicated email address for care leaver support.  If you are interested in applying for a particular role and you have any questions or would like a supportive conversation in advance of your application, please email us at ahead of the closing date to ensure you have time to apply.  

Once you have applied for a role, please email us at to confirm your application.  

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Metro Bank

Metro Bank

 

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Metro Bank

Account Opening Support

 

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In 2021 Metro Bank‘s care leaver offer will be accessible in all 77 stores, helping thousands of young people access banking services.

Metro recognises that care leavers often struggle to produce some of the standard identity and verification documents that banks require when opening an account. This includes a physical form of ID and a verification of this identity e.g. proof of address.

Metro have developed a pragmatic, care leaver friendly account opening process. Instead of photo ID Metro branches will accept a letter from a Local Authority confirming the care leaver’s identity and for verification the branch staff will make a call to the Local Authority to confirm that that care leaver is who the letter says they are.

Store locator: www.metrobankonline.co.uk/store-locator/

 
 

Taking Up This Offer

To access this offer care leavers visit their local branch and tell the staff that they want to open a bank account using the care leaver verification process.

If any issues are experienced accessing this provision please contact

 
 

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Young Star Mentoring

Young Star Mentoring

 

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Young Star Mentoring

Mentoring Support

 

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Young Star Mentoring is a charity that supports and mentors young people. We have signed to the Care Leaver Covenant as a statement of our continued commitment to support care leavers.  

Young Star Mentoring works with care leavers on a training programme directed by our three core principles which are Activity, adventure, and connection to build essential skills in teamwork, personal resilience, teaching them to endure and overcome challenging situations, teach them to take responsibility for their own actions, practice self discipline, which will, in turn, increase their personal wellbeing and help the young people to feel a sense of belonging with other team members which will raise their levels of self esteem.

We will hopefully engage with young people over a period of time to support them until they feel confident in practicing these skills we’ve taught, which are all essential building blocks that will assist young people in transitioning to independence and live fuller and more fruitful lives and make them more resilient to cope with the challenges life will throw at them.  

As a participant of the Young Star Mentoring programme, a young person will be put into a team or support group and complete challenging, adventurous and fun activities with other young people or team members who will themselves be care experienced. They will participate in hiking to the UK’s National Parks, such as Snowdonia in North Wales, to hike up Mt Snowdon or the Lake District to hike up Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. Mentoring work will be done with young people while on these journeys.

A yearly activity is our annual walk on the famous Camino de Santiago in Spain, which can be a 2 or 3-week journey through Spain walking a minimum of 300Km carrying our equipment in rucksacks on our backs walking to the city of Santiago de Compostela. This trip normally has a massive positive impact on the young people that participate. The pilgrimage challenges the young people to learn to be part of a team, be part of something bigger than themselves, learn determination, and be persistent and consistent with a given task. The Camino de Santiago trip typically takes place around June time each year, so we form the teams around January.  

We will continue to keep the Care Leaver Covenant informed of upcoming events to encourage care leaver participation.  

 
 

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Galldris Services Limited

Galldris Services Limited

 

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Galldris Services Limited

Construction Opportunities & Career Guidance Support

 

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As a signatory of the Care Leaver Covenant, Galldris is committed to supporting young people to access a wide range of our opportunities.

Galldris will provide Construction Careers Advice Sessions to groups when requested by the Covenant  and offer 1-2-1 sessions to applicants prior and during the recruitment process. Applicants should apply via www.galldris.co.uk/apprenticeship-programme/ and tick the care leavers box.

We will inform the Covenant about all of our Apprenticeship vacancies, to raise awareness of the opportunities. We commit to engaging with young people or their nominated support throughout the selection process.

Galldris will provide guaranteed interviews to applicants that meet the basic criteria during the selection process.

Galldris will give feedback to all candidates on their application and interviews to enhance their ability when applying for opportunities in the future.

We will also support young people by providing work experience opportunities at our London sites (when there is availability)

 
 

Taking Up This Offer

We will provide details of any apprenticeship opportunities to the Care Leaver Covenant, who will publish details of these vacancies, with more information on applying.

For any queries, you can contact David Wake (Galldris Apprenticeship Manager) on the details below.  

Mobile: 07854 043 956

Phone: 01992 763 000

Email:

 
 

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Social

Social

 

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Social

Public Relations and Communications Advice and Guidance

 

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If you are a young person would like to pursue a career in Public Relations, then our offer of support may interest you.

Members of the Social team will offer supportive advice and guidance to care leavers who are interested in applying for work in the public relations and communications industry.

Advice and guidance could include tips on bolstering job applications, explaining what different types of agency do, or specific themes like ‘what is a PR campaign?’

Advice and guidance sessions will be one hour and are available for up to 12 young people per 6 months. A candidate will not be able to receive more than one A&G session in a 12-month period.

 
 

Taking Up This Offer

Young people will need to email the Care Leaver Covenant at with the subject line Hello SOCIAL.

In the email body please let us know your name, contact details, what you are up to in life at the moment and why you would like to get advice and guidance from the Social team.

Someone from the Covenant team will then follow up with you and introduce you to the appropriate team member at Social.

 
 

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