A North East teenager has been named a runner-up in a national apprenticeship award scheme.
Dan Monaghan, 18, who is training as a production operative for Gateshead video production company, HT Media, earned the achievement in the 16 to 18-year-old category of Business Impact UK’s 2014 Apprentice of the Year Awards.
Monaghan, from Templetown, Consett, is mentored by general manager Morgan Stephenson, who entered him in the awards.
“Dan has very quickly become an asset to HT Media,” Stephenson said.
“He’s bright, punctual and driven and we’ve been able to mould him into this unique role.”
Monaghan added: “I am proud and honoured to have received this recognition. I come to work, try my best and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’m glad I’ve been given this opportunity by HT Media,
Based in the Team Valley, Business Impact UK Ltd was formed to work nationally with companies of all sizes, identifying their training needs, and help them to recruit and train young apprentices. It received hundreds of nominations for the awards.
Managing director Martin Wray said: “The apprentices are all winners and demonstrate to employers that there are many good youngsters out there who are ready to learn and excel.
“It’s our job to find them first and train them to the right standards for the employer.”