The Tyne and Wear operator of the Metro is launching a new apprenticeship scheme which will create thirty jobs for young engineers.
Nexus has teamed up with Gateshead College to train the engineers.
The aim of the scheme is to create a Rail Academy which would work with other companies in the future.
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