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Young Apprentices achieve 50 days in the workplace in record time

York College is proud to announce that five young apprentices have excelled themselves by achieving 50 days' work placement within the first year of their two year qualification.

The five young apprentices, who attend different schools in the region, have completed the 50 days in their own time, either during school holidays or at weekends.

The five young apprentices are currently in Year 11 (aged 15):

Josh Cammidge (Manor School) Young Apprentice Engineer
Danny Macvarnish (Woldgate School) Young Apprentice Motor Vehicle in partnership Jaguar LandRover
James Johnson (Woldgate School) Young Apprentice Motor Vehicle in partnership Jaguar LandRover
Ryan Parker (Canon Lee School) Young Apprentice Sports
Harry Stewart (Burnholme Community College) Young Apprentice Sports

Motor vehicle employer Andy Coopers, from Full Sutton, said about his Young Apprentice, James Johnson: “James is very interested in everything we ask him to do, he asks questions and listens. He is reliable and enthusiastic, he is here before me in the mornings! He is the type of young person we would employ.”

Young Apprentice James Johnson said: “I decided to get on with my 50 days work placement straightaway. I spent my spare time working on motor vehicles, which was great. My employer is brilliant, really friendly and helpful. I’m pleased that I have found what I want to do for my future career.”

Lidia Nowicka-Wilson, the 14-16 Young Apprenticeship Programme Coordinator at York College, said: “This is an exceptional achievement. These Young Apprentices are extremely focussed on their studies and have given up their holidays to complete their 50 days experience of work which is a key part of achieving a Young Apprenticeship.

“The five boys have been well supported by their individual employers, tutors, schools and families. Employers can see the high calibre of student they have working for them and that they are bursting with enthusiasm and drive to succeed in the workplace.

 

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