Midland Metro Alliance

The Midland Metro Alliance (MMA) is a team of planning, design and construction specialists collaborating to build a number of new tram extensions over the coming decade on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The Alliance consists of the WMCA, which owns the Midland Metro

Sector : Public Transport & Logistics

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Where is your business based?

We are based across the West Midlands; our head office is in Birmingham City Centre.

What is your name?

Cerys Holder

What is your role within the business?

I am the Skills Advisor. I investigate training opportunities for our employees and how we can help develop local peoples’ skills and support them in finding work.

What does your business do?

The Midland Metro Alliance, working on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority, will expand the tram network by approximately 34km across the region. Our five projects include routes along Broad Street to Edgbaston, out to Eastside of Birmingham along Digbeth High Street, to Wolverhampton Railway Station, to Dudley and Brierley Hill from Wednesbury and all the way out Birmingham Airport in Solihull.

What is special about your business - what makes it a great place to work?

We have a range of opportunities across the business in a wide variety of disciplines. Our vision is to recruit local people to work on the ten year project and help them gain skills and qualifications. We want our employees to be proud to work for an organisation that is benefiting the community.

How many people do you employ?

We employ over 250 people and are still growing.

What skills and qualities do you look for in new employees? Why should people look at jobs in this sector?

We look for people who are passionate about what they do, who are eager to learn and want to make a difference.

What other job roles do you have in your business?

Some of the functions we have within our organisation include, finance, IT, business administration, HR, management, engagement and communications as well as those you might expect like design, construction and engineering.

How do I apply for opportunities?

Please visit the careers page on our website: http://metroalliance.co.uk/careers/

Work Experience : Work Experience opportunity

We offer work experience In a range of disciplines within our Birmingham city centre office; including HR, Commercial, Finance, Design, Health & Safety, marketing, if you would like some experience working within the Light Rail, Construction industry within an area of your interest please get in contact and we can look at inviting you in to work in one of our departments.