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Save the day and keep the West Midlands moving

Organisation: Transport for West Midlands

Age: 14 - 19

Duration: 1 day

Industry: Transport & Logistics

Application deadline: 01/12/2023

Dates: 12/12/2023 - 12/12/2023

Timings: 09:30 - 12:30

Type: Virtual insight day

Have you ever considered a career in transport? Perhaps you aren’t too sure what roles are available it’s not all about driving buses…

If you’re looking to fast track your future on a path that suits you, look no further than the transport industry. There are plenty of varied roles on offer across a multitude of areas – including transport planning, civil engineering, data insights, communications and environment and sustainability.

Session timings 9.45am - 12.15pm

What to expect:

Get ready to embark on an exciting adventure where you can showcase your skills, intelligence and team spirit. A catastrophic disaster has struck one of our towns, and it's up to you to save the day!

Through immersive sessions and breakout rooms, you will:

·      Discover and take on different roles available within transport

·      Tackle a series of real-life transport challenges

·      Work together with team-mates to come up with ingenious solutions

·      Get an opportunity to unleash your creativity and practice critical thinking

But the clock is ticking, and we can't do it without your help! So, gather your team, spread the word and brace yourselves for the ultimate test and change the course of our region's transportation future.

Sign up now and together, we can make a difference by keeping the region moving!

More about what we do:

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority. We work with bus and train operators in the region to make sure that public transport is:

  • Safe
  • Reliable
  • Affordable
  • Accessible for everyone

We own and run West Midlands Metro, which is the region’s tram service. We also run the Swift smartcard – the most used flexible, cashless ticket outside London.

We work in collaboration with bus and train operators in the region to ensure it is running smoothly, and are a part of the West Midlands Rail Executive and West Midlands Bus Alliance.

We’re responsible for monitoring and improving road safety in the West Midlands. Through the Key Route Network, we look after the 23 busiest routes in the region.

We also manage the Regional Transport Coordination Centre for the West Midlands. The centre monitors our transport network and helps keep the region moving at all times, but especially during major events like the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Our environment team are further developing our work on climate adaptation. This means we’re thinking about the adjustments we need to make to prepare our region for the impacts of climate change – warmer, wetter winters, hotter, drier summers and more extreme weather events. We’re thinking about how we can keep people connected and moving as the climate continues to change.

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When applying, answer the following questions

  • Technology has enabled significant changes in transport, what do you think it will look like in 2050?
  • What part of the transport industry do you find most exciting?
  • What do you hope to learn from this session?

More about what we do:

TfWM is part of the West Mids Combined Authority. We work with bus and train operators to make sure public transport is safe, reliable, affordable and accessible. We own and run West Midlands Metro, run the Swift smartcard, monitor our transport network as well as monitor and improve road safety.

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Experience You Will Gain:

  • • Insight into the regional transport industry and the work that Transport for West Midlands does to keep the region moving.
  • • Working in a range of different transport roles in a team environment to gain experience in dealing with emergency situations.
  • • Learn about the environmental impact of climate change on the transport industry, and the pathway to a net zero future.
  • • A window into the world of work to help you discover your transport industry pathway.

Skills You Will Gain:

Problem Solving
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