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Transport for Wales (TfW) has announced that a number of vacancies, including onboard customer hosts and chefs, are soon to be available across its rail network, and is urging the thousands of staff affected by the collapse of Flybe – a UK-based airline – to consider applying for the employment opportunities.
On 5 March 2020, Flybe filed for administration and ceased all operations. It is reported that the airline had been struggling for several months and claims that its difficulties were compounded by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on bookings.
Ken Skates, the Minister for Economy and Transport, said: “My thoughts go out to the thousands of hardworking Flybe employees who have been left devastated by the news. I am working closely with all my fellow Assembly Member colleagues and key stakeholder partners to ensure we’re doing all that we can to support everyone affected robustly to minimise both the social and economic impacts for those most affected. I am pleased that Transport for Wales has shared opportunities available to join the TfW family across their communication platforms to show that the staff at Flybe and their specialist skills are very much in demand across Wales.”
Director of People and Organisational Development within Transport for Wales Rail Services, Marie Daly, said: “We were really saddened to hear the news about Flybe, and we recognise that there are some highly skilled, customer-focused people who will no longer have jobs as a result. We would strongly encourage anyone affected and looking for a new opportunity to get in touch with us to find out what roles will be coming up with us in the future. We have exciting and ambitious plans to transform the transport network for the people of Wales and the borders and want the best people possible to join us on that journey.”
In addition to encouraging Flybe employees to apply for jobs on the network, TfW previously announced that they are showing support to Flybe passengers and staff by providing free travel on their services, which remains valid until 12 March 2020.
This article first appeared on www.globalrailwayreview.com
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