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17 New Apprentices Join County Durham Charity

26 October 2017

Seventeen apprentices are taking their first steps towards a new career.

The apprentices, who are all from County Durham, have taken roles in Horticulture, Curatorial, Events, Visitor Services, Engagement and Catering at The Auckland Project.

Aged between 16 and 47, they include, Lucie Ann Hall, Rohan Haigh, Tori Cook, Will Jowett, Emma Milgate, Sally Hovington, David Raine, Louise Murphy, Aislinn Hart, Ross Shaw, Jane Ann Taylor, Francesca Brass, Emma Rowell, Danielle Wynn, Jayellen Dixon, Lucy Hendron and Leah Pull.

Each apprentice will spend a year with The Auckland Project, 18 months for the horticultural apprentices, gaining the skills and qualifications to enable them to take the next step in their training or move on to progress further in their career.

Of the 17 new positions, eight have been funded thanks to National Lottery players via the Heritage Lottery Fund, (HLF), while the four horticultural apprenticeships and five catering apprenticeships have been funded by The Weston Bursaries, part of The Garfield Weston Foundation.

The new apprenticeships have been co-ordinated by Auckland Academy and the latest round of recruitment takes the total number of apprentices at The Auckland Project to 25, with more recruits due to join by the end of the year.

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