Luton lads on track for new career with Thameslink

Two young people from Luton are part of a quintet offered jobs with Thameslink after graduating from a scheme the rail company runs with the Prince of Wales' charity, The Prince's Trust.

Monday, 10th April 2017, 1:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:46 pm
Five young men have been offered jobs with Thameslink after graduating from a scheme run by the Prince of Wales' charity, The Prince's Trust.
They include two from Luton - Nathaniel (second from right) and Paul (right)
Five young men have been offered jobs with Thameslink after graduating from a scheme run by the Prince of Wales' charity, The Prince's Trust. They include two from Luton - Nathaniel (second from right) and Paul (right)

They are Nathaniel Lewis, 20, and Paul Potter, 24.

All were struggling to find work but after the four-week course are now set on a career path in customer services.

Nathaniel, who had work experience at St Albans, said: “It really built up my self-confidence. The staff talked to me with respect and I want to work with Thameslink as it’s such a great family.”

Paul, from Leagrave, who’s now working at Luton station, said he’d constantly tried to get a role in customer services and was elated to be doing the job he’d always wanted.

He added: “I loved every minute of the course and even got to help young people use the railway and gain independence during a Try the Train experience.”

The Get Into Railways programme gives those aged between 16 and 25 vital skills to help them find work in any industry, with a specific focus on the railway.