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 Merseytravel’s success at getting people into work recognised at the CILT North West awards

Merseytravel’s success at getting people into work recognised at the CILT North West awards

Published on 30/06/2015
For the second successive year, Merseytravel’s Employment & Skills team have won the award at the annual Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) North West awards recognising their efforts to help get people into employment in the Liverpool City Region.
 
The awards bring together all facets of logistics and passenger transport across the North West and Merseytravel’s innovative entry into employment project won the Best Practice for Passenger Transport category over strong competition including Northern Rail, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) and Tanzo Passenger Services.
 
The project over the last three and a half years has assisted over 270 people into passenger transport jobs ranging from bus and coach driving, rail engineering, hotel/hospitality and maritime services, cycle instructor and maintenance, taxi driving and logistic and HGV driving.
 
In addition to this they have assisted over 10,000 people with information, advice and guidance on careers and skills needed to work in the sector to a variety of people aged between 14 and 60.
 
As well as winning this award, one of the successful candidates who went through the programme also collected an award. Lindsay Stuart won the coveted CILT learner of the year award completed the programme with Merseytravel back in October 2013, she then started work for Huyton Travel Ltd and has worked there ever since.
 
Through the project and the adjoining apprenticeship she has gone on from strength to strength and is now a valued member of the team, this award shows her hard work and dedication to the role.
 
Mary Rasmussen, Merseytravel’s Lead Member for Organisational Development, said:
 
“We are delighted that our Employment & Skills Team have won this award for a second year in a row.
 
“We’re also pleased for Lindsay to be recognised as this shows how powerful this project has been and will continue to be. People are gaining sustainable careers within our sector and it something we are very proud of.”

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