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Talking Engineering & IT Predict21

June 24, 2021 10:00 am
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This June, Speakers for Schools will be talking engineering with the launch of Predict ‘21: Future Careers to shine a light on the opportunities that technology can bring.

Technology is rapidly transforming the way we live and work. Covid-19 has brought many changes across industries, which would not have survived without adapting.

GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) would like to take this opportunity to give you an insight into the railway and share with you what they are doing in the transport industry. They have several functions within the organisation dedicated to using developing technology to support our customers, our staff and our train services.

The 2-hour session will kick off with Aidan Shanahan, Head of IT introducing the team and the role they play within the organisation. Gordon Rampling, GTR’s IT Operations Manager will then give an insight to what Information Technology means at GTR. You'll then learn about the impact of Covid and meet Markus Balogun, one of the support engineers and how he started his role.

We will then move onto our Engineering Function and hear from Tom Jerome, Apprentice Development Manager who will talk about the Rail Engineering Apprenticeship. We will also learn about how Covid impacted the way he worked along with meeting a few apprentices from the team and how they started their career.

The session will finish with a live Q&A and a few closing words from Dante Frederick, Diversity & Inclusion Partner. So please have any burning questions ready!

If you want to hear more from GTR’s Engineering & IT Functions, learn about our projects and see what our staff are getting up to, join in on the 24th of June from 10am till 12pm.