IT apprentice Ryan Beck is starting his career by going back to the school where it all began.
The 19-year-old ex-Craven College student, from Skipton, has landed an apprenticeship at The Skipton Academy, where he was a student until July 2012.
Principal Wendy Hamilton said: “A vacancy arose when our current IT technician indicated he would like to develop his career as a teaching assistant. We were keen to support this request and are delighted to have appointed Ryan to fill the gap. We know he’ll be fantastic – he’s one of ours.”
News of Ryan’s appointment came, appropriately, during Apprenticeship Week and he was recruited with the help of Craven College, which supports around 700 apprentices.
Ryan said: “I can’t wait to take up my new job at The Skipton Academy on an apprenticeship scheme. I enjoyed my time as a student and I am looking forward to becoming a member of staff and helping to support the school’s IT needs while furthering my education.”
Craven College apprenticeships manager, Richard Swires, said that apprenticeships were on the increase and were available in virtually every sector with hundreds to choose from.
Richard said: “Apprenticeships are an excellent way to further your education, gain qualifications and have employment. The Skipton Academy has recognised the benefits of employing apprentices and I am sure Ryan has a very bright future.”