Apprentices Allan Jordon and Jason English with their manager Brian Dove in the background

Maintaining A Future Career

Wed, 2001-10-10 01:00

East Durham College has recently taken on four new apprentices as part of the College’s maintenance teams at their Peterlee and Houghall Campuses.

The four maintenance technician apprentices are working full-time at the College gaining valuable on-the-job training and experience whilst studying for a Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations as a Construction Skills Apprentice.

The apprentices are Allan Jordon, 18, from Kelloe and Jason English, 19, from Peterlee who are based at the College’s Peterlee Campus and Daniel Lee, 18, from Shotton and Andrew Donnelly, 19, from Seaham who work at the Houghall Campus.

Allan Jordon previously studied joinery at East Durham College before he decided on doing an apprenticeship. “I’m really glad I decided to do an apprenticeship, I really enjoy working at the College and getting real work experience.

“It would be great if at the end of the apprenticeship I got took on full time!”

Brian Dove, Estates and Services Manager based at the College’s Peterlee Campus, said: “Considering the very short period of time they have been here their performance has been to a very high standard, they are motivated and show that they can use their own initiative.

“They are all very well respected members of the team and we hope to keep them on after they have finished their apprenticeships.”

Construction Skills placement officer Marie Cullen added: “They are all doing really well, and gaining some great experience within the College’s estate and grounds, particularly over at Houghall were some of the older buildings needs require more extensive maintenance work.”

If you would like to find out more about become an apprentice please call the team on 0191 518 8259.