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Apprenticeships with Abellio.

Introduction Into Abellio

We’re Abellio, we run public transport in Europe and our purpose is ‘easier journeys every day’. Every day, more than 14,000 Abellio employees provide safe and reliable public transport services for more than a million passengers.

We’re owned by the Dutch Railway, NS, and also operate in Germany. In the UK, we run buses through Abellio London as well as train services for ScotRail, Greater Anglia, Merseyrail, East Midlands and West Midlands rail networks.

At Abellio, we work together to provide better quality, more convenient transport services that genuinely benefit our customers, all underpinned by our values of being genuine, professional, proactive and inclusive. As one of the biggest rail operators in the UK, there are lots of opportunities to work all over the country.

The best thing about Abellio is the people! The railway is one big family and there are people everywhere who are willing to help you learn and grow, whether it’s through their support or their many years’ experience you can draw on.

Abellio Operations Apprenticeship Scheme: Putting the Train into Training

Welcome aboard this high-speed service to a career in transport with Abellio Group and the Institute of Rail Operators (IRO).

You will be based at one of our Operating Companies: Greater Anglia, East Midlands Railway, ScotRail, Merseyrail, West Midlands Trains.

Calling at:

  • Railway Business
  • Delivering Customer Services
  • Delivering Passenger Freight Services
  • Emergency and Incident Management
  • Managing Safety
  • Operational Planning and Timetabling
  • Rail and People Change
  • Performance Management and Rail Engineering 

All stops are part of the IRO rail modules which run alongside an ILM level 5 Operational Management programme.

Throughout the journey we’ll be offering a range of opportunities to learn about:

  • Planning (train planning), rostering and diagramming
  • Performance – causation, analysis, improvement
  • Train crew management
  • People management, including the legal bit, performance management, employee and industrial relations.

On arrival (at the end of the scheme), you’ll be ready to become one of our future Operations experts or a Functional Manager.

Abellio gives you the opportunity to meet some wonderful people, who are completely dedicated to the industry and it’s also allowed me to look critically at where I am, and consider how we can apply good practice throughout the company.
Appreticeships With Abellio
"The best thing about Abellio is the people! The railway is one big family and there are people everywhere who are willing to help you learn and grow, whether it’s through their support or their many years’ experience you can draw on."

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