Virgin Trains has been selected from 200 entries to receive the Apprenticeship Development Scheme award at the 2015 UK Rail Industry Awards.

The judging panel, made up of experts from across the Rail industry, was impressed with how Virgin Trains is developing apprentices through the RedTrack programme.

The Virgin Trains RedTrack programme is an undergraduate scheme, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). The programme currently supports 10 young people who work full-time for Virgin Trains whilst completing a BA (Hons) in Business Management and part of an industry recognised certificate from the Institution of Railway Operators(IRO) during a three-year fixed-term contract.

Virgin Trains RedTrack is the only undergraduate scheme in the Rail industry. The programme highlights Virgin Trains’ commitment to growing talent through investment in young people, who are presented with a range of opportunities and experiences in a business environment whilst being supported through their degree studies.

Amanda Hines, Head of People Management for Virgin Trains, commented:
“Our people are so important to us and the RedTrack programme has allowed us to develop some new, really talented, members of the Virgin Trains team. We are really proud of all of them and of winning this highly respected award which we feel reflects our commitment to the programme and our people.”