RAIL operator Northern – which runs services on the Airedale line – is seeking new apprentices.

The company, which already employs more than 300 young people as part of its apprenticeship programme, is taking on another 24.

Roles are available across engineering and operations.

Apprentices combine on-the-job training with college studies.

Tricia Williams, for Northern, said: “Whether they have an interest in engineering, train planning, the control room, human resources, customer service or any other role, our apprentices learn their craft from experienced employees.

“And we are committed to helping our younger colleagues continue their formal education. As part of the apprenticeship scheme, they attend college two days every month to work with their designated tutor to help gain qualifications.

“We also like to give our apprentices a sense of being part of the wider community and during their time on the scheme they work together as a group to deliver a project aimed at improving one of our stations.”

For more details, visit northernrailway.co.uk/corporate/careers/early-careers/2489-apprenticeships.