LOCAL apprentices are making a difference to Hampshire’s roads after being selected for an 18-month scheme.
Ben Anderson, 18, from Southsea, Stefan Andrews, 21, from Havant, Joe Igoe, 20, from Portchester, and Aaron Savellis, 22, from Havant, Nathan Fendle, 22, from Fareham, and Robert Charter, 20, from Fareham, have started new career paths with Hampshire firm Amey.
They are initially working on routine road maintenance work with the opportunity to gain skills training and professional qualifications.
The posts have been created as part of the national Amey Apprenticeship Academy.
Amey is Hampshire County Council’s highways maintenance contractor.
Cllr Mel Kendal, deputy leader of the council, said: ‘As one of Hampshire’s large employers we are keen to support apprenticeship opportunities across our services, helping to develop the skills of young residents in the county, to provide them with opportunities to develop their careers and contribute to the Hampshire economy.’