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Making travel easier for local apprentices

10 March 2017
Manchester Victoria 009

Apprentices often struggle with transport costs. To help out we’re offering apprentices across Greater Manchester free bus and Metrolink tickets to travel to work.

Eligible apprentices can apply for a free 28-day travel pass valid on bus or Metrolink services.

To find out more and apply just speak to our dedicated Travel Choices team

Apprentices from over 30 training providers have been invited to take part in the scheme which will run until the end of March 2018. The scheme has been jointly developed with the Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Hub on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

Cllr Sean Anstee, GMCA’s Vice Chair and Lead Member for Skills, Employment and Worklessness, is a big fan of the scheme: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to develop skills, earn a wage and achieve a qualification while working. Around 30,000 people across Greater Manchester take up an apprenticeship each year, but we recognise that apprenticeship wages are sometimes quite low in the early days. This scheme will help to balance out travel costs and that’s why we’re delighted to be working with TfGM on the pilot.”

People who are interested in cycling to work can join the ‘Apprentice Bike to Work’ scheme, which offers apprentices access to free recycled bikes, cycle training and bike maintenance courses provided by TfGM.

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