Jodie Dunlavey and Jordan Clark
Durham Commissioner helps Apprentices gain new qualifications
TWO youngsters from Durham have become among the first in the country to gain apprenticeships with their local Police Commissioner.
Jordan Clark and Jodie Dunleavey, both 18, have been taken on as modern apprentices in Ron Hogg’s Durham office.
The pair will be working towards their NVQ qualification while learning about the functions of the Commissioner’s public office.
Jordan, who secured his apprenticeship through Darlington College, said his role meant learning a whole new set of skills. “I felt like it was a great prospect, and I am learning so much in the workplace, alongside studying at college,” he said.
Jodie, who is from Brandon, said she knew she didn’t want to go to university and really wanted to find work locally. “I am already learning so much, and it feels much better than being in a formal education setting,” she said.
Ron Hogg said it was a great opportunity for him to be able to offer local youngsters employment experience. “It’s very tough for young people. I know the benefits an apprentice can bring to the office and they are already adding real value to my team,” he said.
Posted on Tuesday 2nd September 2014