Eight apprentices taken on by Capita

Capita Symonds operations director Barry Pilkington (centre) with the eight apprentices.
Capita Symonds operations director Barry Pilkington (centre) with the eight apprentices.

Eight apprentices are celebrating after landing positions with a growing company.

Capita Symonds took on the eight as part of its partnership with North Tyneside Council, which began last November.

Two apprentices joined in April, with a further six taking up their posts. They are Sean Parker, 19, of Blyth; Chris Fairless, Andrew Ridley, 20, Melissa Nilson, 18, all of North Shields; Mathew Tait, 19, of Whitley Bay; Laura Oliver, 17, of Holystone; Louise Collins, 19, of Newcastle; and Jack Thomas, 19, of Sunderland.

Barry Pilkington, Capita Symonds operations director, said: “We recognise not only the benefits that apprenticeships provide to young people, but the fact that these people represent the future of our company.”