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Sedgefield Racecourse welcomes new recruits
TWO young apprentices are enjoying exciting new careers in horseracing after securing positions at a busy racecourse.
Megan Shutt and Jack Cranson, of Trimdon Village in County Durham, joined Sedgefield Racecourse in September and are already proving valuable members of the team.
Miss Shutt, 20, has been recruited as a sales apprentice and is attending Middlesbrough College on a weekly basis to secure an NVQ level two in retail.
The role will see her develop customer service skills and sales techniques, as well as learn how to organise events.
Jack Cranson, 19, joined as a groundsman apprentice and is also attending Houghall College near Durham City once a week to gain a level two diploma in work-based horticulture.
The apprenticeship will give him an insight into everything from turf care and fence and hurdle maintenance, to renovation and track repair.
“I’ve always been interested in horticulture and I feel really privileged to have been given this opportunity at Sedgefield Racecourse,” said Mr Cranson.
“I hope to gain lots of experience within my 20 month apprenticeship and potentially have the chance to continue my career here.”
Jill Williamson, general manager at Sedgefield Racecourse, said she was delighted to welcome two new members to the team.
“We are one of the first racecourses to commit to apprenticeships within Arena Racing Company (ARC) and hopefully this will give the idea to other racecourses within the group to look at this opportunity in the future.”
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