Three former Whickham School pupils have joined an apprenticeship training scheme at the Gateshead based zero-emission vehicle firm Sevcon.
Kristopher Fisher, 17, and Shaun Angus, 16, are undertaking a four-year electrical engineering apprenticeship with the company after developing an interest in the subject while at school.
Adam Lewis, 18, meanwhile, is several months into Sevcon's one-year trainee IT Support Technician scheme, which he is already finding both challenging and interesting.
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Source: The Journal