Pastures new for apprentice Josh

From left: Josh Brown, Matthew Higgs, Sam Lawless and Dan Robinson.
From left: Josh Brown, Matthew Higgs, Sam Lawless and Dan Robinson.

A Widdrington teenager who has been helping with a major infrastructure development in Northumberland is heading off to a new project.

Josh Brown, 19, was recruited as a raw apprentice when Carillion started work on the Morpeth Northern Bypass in 2015.

With work on the new route set to be completed for spring 2017, technical apprentice Josh is being deployed to work on a huge infrastructure project on the outskirts of Manchester for much of 2018.

He said: “I feel lucky to have been able to start my working life on such a huge project right next to where I was raised. I learnt a great deal.”

Josh will be joined in Manchester by three other Northern Bypass apprentices: Sam Lawless, from Alnwick; Dan Robinson, from Ashington; and Matthew Higgs, from Gateshead.