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Commercial Apprentice

Commercial – 1 position

Manchester based

Year 1 - £11,000pa (regardless of age)

Year 2 - £11,700pa (if the candidate is over the age of 20 at this point their basic salary will default to circa £14kpa)

With your great potential, we'll give you the experience and qualifications to take the North further

We love the North. It's a vibrant, thriving place where there's more happening than ever before. To connect communities, people and cities, we will transform the TransPennine Express franchise. It will offer faster, easier journeys and a step change in rail services: an InterCity of the North. With over £500m of investment to deliver (including 44 new intercity trains), we're all set to take the North further, expanding links and the economy. There's just one thing missing – you.

We see our Apprentices as our talent of the future and once trained they're incredibly valuable to the business. We offer a competitive salary and a supportive environment where you can learn from the very best, pick up some great qualifications and work towards achieving a Duke of Edinburgh Gold award, a truly ‘First Class' Apprenticeship programme.  On completion of the scheme, you'll have the perfect springboard to a successful career in Rail.  The 2-year Apprenticeship will start in September 2019. 

As a Commercial Apprentice you'll get to experience a wide range of work and build your skills across several different Departments including Digital & eCommerce, Marketing and Revenue Management. You'll be aged 17+ and will need GCSE, Grades A to C, in Maths, English and ICT (other qualifications will be an advantage). You'll be digitally minded, with a keen interest in mobile applications; using mobile and tablet devices will be second nature to you! You'll get to travel across the TPE network to promote and assist customers in the use of our new and improved digital selling channels and ticketing technologies. You'll work with customers and staff to promote our digital offering – including the TPE website, eTicketing and Smart ticketing products. You'll have an enquiring mind and love nothing more than solving problems, with good communication skills and a professional ‘can do' attitude. We look for people who are happy to roll their sleeves up, work with the team and make our business even better. You'll find yourself learning lots of new and interesting things but you'll have the ability and mind set to deal with anything that comes your way.

To apply please visit, complete an application form and upload answers to the following questions:

  1. Give us your best example of great team work you've been involved in?
  2. Tell us about a time when you followed complex written instruction

If you've got what we're looking for then you'll be invited to an assessment centre which will be held on Friday 30th August in Huddersfield. It's a thorough process but it's important we get the best person for the job, someone who will make the most out of this fantastic opportunity.    The start date will be Monday 16th September 2019.


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Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
7th Floor, Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, England, M1 6LT
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  • Company:
    TransPennine Express Limited
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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  • Location:
    Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
  • Closing Date:
    6 September 2019
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