To mark National Apprentice Week, Neuron is celebrating its innovative micromobility apprenticeship scheme – the first of its kind in the UK.
The shared operator is also announcing a care leavers’ scheme that provides young people leaving care with work experience and an opportunity to learn new skills.
With vocational training growing in popularity, an increasing number of students are looking to apprenticeships as a way to gain the skills and training needed to kick-start their careers.
Neuron’s first two apprentices – Zak and Adam – are 18 months into a scheme in Newcastle where the company operates. They are learning new skills that cut across sustainable engineering, logistics and transport planning to set them up for a future career in micromobility.
“Neuron’s apprenticeship is designed for our apprentices to learn practical skills for the future alongside their college qualifications,” Cormac Quinn, UK and Ireland Regional Manager at Neuron, told Zag Daily.
“We’re proud to be making a positive contribution to the longevity of the micromobility sector, as well as the areas we operate in, by investing in the workforce and boosting their skills.”
Neuron said that so far the feedback has been extremely positive, and that it would like to grow the scheme as it continues to operate in the UK.
“It’s great to get experience working for a sustainable company, where we’ll emerge with valuable knowledge from a new industry that is rapidly growing in demand,” said Zak Moore, Apprentice at Neuron.
In the UK, Neuron is a certified Living Wage Employer, offering salaries for all employees that surpass the national living wage levels.
Cllr Alex Hay, Cabinet Member for a Resilient City, Newcastle City Council, commented: “The council will continue to do all it can to work with businesses looking to invest in skills and jobs, and Neuron’s apprenticeship scheme is a great example of this.”