TfL and London Transport Museum celebrate National Apprenticeship Week
Transport for London (TfL) and London Transport Museum (LTM) are offering free entry to London Transport Museum in the heart of Covent Garden to all apprentices from Saturday 1 March until Sunday 9 March 2014 to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
It is one of a series of activities being held to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and to encourage more young people to consider an apprenticeship as a pathway to a fulfilling career in the transport industry.
On the second day of National Apprenticeship Week (4 March), TfL and its supply chain will host a recruitment fair at City Hall to inform and offer advice to people interested in taking up apprenticeship roles in the transport industry.
People interested in attending the event are encouraged to reserve their places by emailing their details to firstname.lastname@example.org
All apprentices living in London, aged 18 or over and in their first year of an approved apprenticeship course are able to save 30 per cent against the price of adult rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes with an Apprentice Oyster photocard.
Applications are open at www.tfl.gov.uk/apprenticeoyster
London's Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, said: `We're delighted to be working with London Transport Museum to offer apprentices free entry to the Museum.
`It tells the story of the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London since 1800.
`National Apprenticeship Week is a great time to focus on those apprentices working in the transport industry in London.
`They are making a vital contribution to London's economy supporting the investment and improvement of London's transport network.
`We will continue to work with our supply chain to create apprenticeship roles, supporting the Mayor's efforts to encourage more young people into professions with real career prospects.
`I would also like to encourage every eligible apprentice to apply for the Apprenticeship Oyster photocard to ensure they benefit from the discount it provides.'
Sam Mullins, Director of London Transport Museum, said: `LTM and TfL work closely together to give young Londoners the skills they need to lead a happy and fulfilling working life through a highly successful course called 'Route into Work'.
`The programme is a great option for young people interested in the wide range of jobs in the transport sector.
`The programme, which has been running for over three years, has been successful with over 40 per cent of participants securing employment.'
Route into Work is a four day accredited training course that prepares young people for employment. Stories of working life in the Museum are used as examples to make participants more aware of the skills they have and what they need to be able to secure permanent employment.
London Transport Museum is also an employer of apprentices: four young people started with the Museum in January 2014, thanks to funding from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The apprentices help create volunteer opportunities that will allow even more young people to develop essential skills and experience for working life by taking part at the Museum.
Apprentices must present a valid Apprentice Oyster photocard or a letter from their college or employer to gain free entry to the London Transport Museum from Saturday 1 March until Sunday 9 March 2014.
About London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum is located at -
- London Transport Museum, 39 Wellington Street, WC2E 7BB
London Transport Museum is situated in the heart of Covent Garden and filled with stunning exhibits; the Museum explores the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters and the very best objects from the Museum's extraordinary collection are brought together to tell the story of London's development and the part transport played in defining the unique identity of the city.
London Transport Museum is an educational and heritage preservation charity. Its purpose is to conserve and explain the history of London's transport, to offer people an understanding of the Capital's past development and to engage them in the debate about its future. The Museum's charity number is 1123122.
- Adult admission is £15.00 (£13.50) and tickets allow unlimited access to the Museum for a whole year. Children and young people under the age of 17 go free.
London Transport Museum opening hours:
- Saturday to Thursday 10.00 to 18.00 (last admission 17.15)
- Friday 11.00 to 18.00 (last admission 17.15).
- Talks & events bookings: +44 (0)20 7565 7298
- Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7379 6344 - general information
- Address: Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB
- 24 hour information: +44 (0)20 7565 7299