Apprentice's Not Afraid To Muck In; And Out

Tue, 2000-12-26 00:00

Student Tyler Foster is on his way to building an exceptional career within the Agriculture industry and has also recently won an award for dedication to his studies.

Tyler, aged 17 from Easington Colliery, is enrolled on a Work Based Learning Agriculture Apprenticeship Programme with East Durham College and was one of ten students whose enthusiasm and excellence was recognised during the College’s May Student of the Month awards ceremony.

On receiving the award Tyler said: “I’m over the moon at being rewarded. It feels like all my hard work is paying off. I’m going to carry on working hard in the hope of winning the Apprenticeship of the Year award.”

Tyler has always had an interest in farming. He worked on a farm during evenings and at weekends while at school so was keen to try an agricultural based Apprenticeship.

As part of his Apprenticeship, Tyler is working at White Lea Farm in Easington. During his time there he has progressed immensely in numerous aspects of farming including assisting with veterinary surgery and calving a cow.

His employer Ron Colledge, who runs White Lea Farm, said: “I have no problems with Tyler at all. He is very enthusiastic and his time keeping is second to none; he hasn’t missed one days work.

“Over the Christmas period when I was ill Tyler took on more responsibility, this involved feeding 120 cattle every day. That can be daunting for a 17 year old lad, but Tyler just got on with it and did an exceptional job. After his studies I will be more than happy to continue to have him work for me at the Farm.”

Gemma Rowan, who nominated Tyler for the award, added: “Tyler is passionate and dedicated to farming. It’s great that the Work Based Learning Agriculture Apprenticeship Programme has allowed Tyler to excel and gain employment.”

If your interested in an Apprenticeship Programme, please check out the Apprenticeships area of our website or contact the Work Based Learning Team now on 0191 518 8259.