A 12-month apprenticeship at Calderdale College has provided fruitful for 22-year-old Joshua Bates.
He was taken on as a Business and Administration apprentice at the college and his efforts won him the regional “Intermediate Apprentice of the Year” award run by the National Apprenticeship Service.
Joshua is now being assessed in a final judging stage and waiting to hear if he has made the national final in November.
And, Joshua, of Hebden Bridge, is now using the skills he has learned to progress his career at the college in his new job as a marketing assistant.
The former pupil of Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, said: “The apprenticeship was brilliant for me. I could learn while I earned and took on responsibilities. I now want to do my best and get up the job ladder.”