APPRENTICES at the company that works to preserve Hampshire’s highways met with the county council’s executive member for transport as part of National Apprentice Week.
Councillor Sean Woodward paid a visit to Amey, the county’s contractor, and met highways technician apprentices at depots in Bishop’s Waltham and Totton.
Apprentices with Amey are on an 18-month programme working at highways depots around the county, learning many different skills including heavy patching Tarmac, fixing potholes, working on drainage and laying kerbs.
David Ogden, Amey’s account director in Hampshire, said: ‘We’re committed to fostering talent and investing in young people.
‘We’re really impressed with the calibre of the young people who have joined us as apprentices in recent years and will be recruiting more this year.’
Cllr Woodward said: ‘Hampshire County Council’s apprenticeship programme is a positive investment for Hampshire, both in terms of providing young people with a good start to their careers and ensuring the engineers of the future have the right skills to take care of Hampshire’s highways.
‘I was delighted to see such an enthusiastic group of apprentices working at Bishop’s Waltham to deliver services in the Fareham area.’