Investing in the future of Rotherham’s highways

Published Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Apprentices with Cllr Read
Cllr Read with the apprentices

Rotherham is on the right road for training thanks to a group of new highways apprentices.

The five apprentices, who are based at Hellaby Depot, are gaining valuable experience in a range of highway maintenance activities, as well as taking part in a formal training programme through Doncaster College. 
Ryan Herrington, Alex Booth, Ollie Snow, Christopher Crerar and Jordan Thrall, who range from 17 to 26 years old, are the latest recruits in the Council’s successful Highway Apprenticeship programme, which aims to develop the future skills base of the service.
The apprentices are the latest cohort in the scheme, which has seen seven young people join the Council’s workforce with permanent jobs in recent years.
Four of the apprentices also got the chance to chat to Council Leader Chris Read about their work, when he called into Hellaby depot recently.
Ryan, Alex, Ollie and Chris (pictured) told Cllr Read about how they came to be signed up for the scheme and the work they have been doing. 
Cllr Read said: “I was really impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the apprentices; by investing in these young people, the Council will ensure that the future of our highways is in safe hands."
Pictured are (from left): Cllr Read, Ryan, Alex, Ollie and Christopher, with recently awarded training certificates.