Seventeen-year-old Sam Dysart has turned his hobby into a future career with the help of Blackburn-based training provider, Training 2000.
Darwen resident Sam had enjoyed working on cars since the age of 14, and used Training 2000’s Study Programme programme to help him gain the skills and experience necessary to work in the motor trade.
Sam began the Study Programme after leaving school and applied himself to successfully achieve the required Level 1 standard in English, Maths and Motor Vehicle. He has now begun his Level 2 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle at National Tyres, Blackburn.
“I didn’t like doing school work, but I enjoyed being in a real working environment during my placement. It helped me to complete my assignments as well,” Sam said.
“I’m really pleased to have been accepted on an Apprenticeship and I would definitely recommend the Study Programme to other people because the work placement gives you real on-the-job skills and it is totally different to school.”
Sam’s supervisor at National Tyres, Andy , said: “Sam has made an excellent start to his Apprenticeship and we would like to thank Training 2000 for providing a great scheme to young people in the area which helps them gain interest in a career and get on the first rung of the ladder.”
Study Programme offers young people the opportunity to try out a job area that interests them while gaining qualifications that employers demand.