The Programme: Virgin Trains Red Track Crew member 3 year Fixed Term (35 hours per week) Salary £12,000 (University fees will be paid by Virgin Trains) Location: National A job with a difference…it’s very own degree programme! In 2013, Virgin Trains is embarking on one of its most exciting projects yet – offering 3 year fixed term full time job with the UK’s best-loved and well-known Train Operating Company that incorporates a 3 year degree programme delivered in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University! What’s involved? Three things: A full time job with Virgin Trains PLUS studying (block release) for the BA (Hons) Business Management degree at MMU PLUS two online modules from the Institution of Railway Operators Certificate qualification.

The programme is block release, with 3 weeks working at Virgin Trains and one week studying at MMU Cheshire. In year one Virgin Red Track Crew members will work at the front line of the business with our Onboard, Stations, and Control and Resourcing teams. In year two, Crew members will spend 6 months in two different areas such as Finance, HR, Learning and Development, Recruitment, Sales and Marketing, Catering Logistics, Revenue Management, Production, Fleet and Engineering. Then in year three, Crew members will work in two different areas or decide to specialise and spend their final year with one department. You will also have a senior member of the VT management team as your mentor.

Entry Requirements: You need to be able to demonstrate academic ability – between 240 and 280 UCAS tariff points in A levels/ BTEC Nationals/Diploma or non UK academic equivalents. (Those applicants with relevant experience rather than qualifications will be considered on an individual basis).