Tube work experience scheme launched

18-05-2007

Tube work experience scheme launched
A new work experience scheme targeted at disabled people on the tube network has been announced by Transport for London this week.

The announcement comes shortly after a successful pilot programme was carried out by London Underground on the Piccadilly Line.

Participants in the network-wide scheme will be able to take on eight-week placements throughout the year, with 18 such opportunities available in total.

The roles covered by the scheme consist of those in customer service capacities, with duties including helping customers to buy tube tickets, giving directions and updating travel data.

Local councils, charities and disability organisations will be able to recommend people they believe will gain the most from the work experience, with shortlisted applicants able to attend an interview skills workshop before the actual interview procedure begins.

Last year, research from the Learning and Skills Council found that having relevant work experience can boost earnings by about £1,050 a year.

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