APPRENTICES COMPLETE COURSES Friday, 18 October 2019
Apprentices are a vital part of our organisation. Our focus is on training them to have the skills and experience to build a successful career, whether with us or in a business elsewhere in the area. By working alongside more experienced team members, apprentices can learn a lot and get real, hands-on experience of a job.
At the start of 2019, we had 19 apprentices. Of that group 10 have now completed their courses and are moving into new positions.
The former apprentices have finished their courses, gaining qualifications in horticulture, cookery, accounting, business administration and digital and social media. Some are now employed in full time roles with The Auckland Project while others have gone on to new education or employment opportunities.
One of our former Horticultural Apprentices is Louise Murphy, who is now our Garden Supervisor. Originally working as an Early Years Practitioner for a local nursery school, Louise knew her passion lay in gardening, driving her to apply for the apprenticeship in 2017. Now Louise oversees the key gardening work happening within the Deer Park and Castle grounds.
Another of our staff members is Sanjay Gidda, who has recently completed his level four apprenticeship in digital and social media and has moved into his new role as Trainee Marketing Assistant. Sanjay started his level three apprenticeship in 2016, deciding to progress to a level four apprenticeship in 2018.
One of our newly qualified commis chefs, who will be working front of house for our upcoming eateries, is Leah Pull. Leah has just finished her catering apprenticeship and in doing so has found her love for meeting, greeting and serving people of all different backgrounds.
We’re continuing to invest in the development of our apprentices and hope to generate a total of 60 apprenticeships over the next three years. Interested in becoming an apprentice and joining our team? Keep an eye on our Work with Us page for future opportunities.
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Explore the stunning 17th-century Walled Garden, where we harvest delicious fresh produce for our cafes and restaurants.
The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The first museum in England to explore the history of faith in Britain and Ireland, from prehistory to the present day