Apprentices Find Out About A Stable Career

East Durham College finished off its range of different activities as part of last week’s National Apprenticeship Week when a group of Horse Care Apprentices helped out at Cleveland Police Mounted Section.

The five Horse Care Apprentices spent a day with the mounted police at their stable in Ormsby on Teesside.

Sgt Paul Johnson, of Cleveland Police Mounted Section, said: “We were pleased to support National Apprenticeship Week and in particular the Apprentice students from East Durham College’s Houghall Campus.”

Apprentice Samantha Hodgson, who is 18 and from Stanley in County Durham, is on an Apprenticeship with Pockerley Riding School in Beamish, Durham, took part in the day.

“The day was really enjoyable. It’s gave me another insight to the equine sector. It was great to be hands on with their wonderful horses,” she said.

Gemma Rowan, an Apprenticeship Placement Officer at East Durham College was thrilled that the students got involved in National Apprenticeship Week.

“The students have been able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, and have shown that Apprenticeships are the way forward,” she added.