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Apprentice lands job at top school

Jacob Condor started as an apprentice in 2014 at The Clock in Thirsk -an NOCN and One Awards Centre and a charitable training provider for young people.

He completed his NOCN Advanced Apprenticeship in Youth Work this year with additional qualifications including a Level 3 Award in Education and Training and also First Aid.

During his time with The Clock, he was soon recognised for his outstanding commitment and dedication to his work with young people and was awarded runner-up in the Hambleton District Council Apprenticeship and Graduate Awards 2016.

To top it all, he has now secured employment as a House Parent at the prestigious Queen Ethelburga’s independent school, near York.

Jacob said:

"When I started at The Clock I had a small amount of experience with working with young people, but no in-depth knowledge in youth work itself. Working towards the NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice provided me with the skills and knowledge to become a successful and competent youth worker.

One of the many good things about working at The Clock is that your strengths are noticed and you will be offered training to help improve them and to implement them in your job.

I have also been given the opportunity to run activities, supervise the summer activity programme and run my own furniture donations project. This has all given me the skills needed for a career in youth work.

I have come a long way since I started and I am more confident and knowledgeable. Without my employment at The Clock I would not have been offered my new job".

Stuart Welsh, Account Manager with One Awards commented:

"All of us at One Awards send our congratulations to Jacob, a huge well done! We have worked closely with The Clock at Thirsk and since 2013 it has provided NOCN qualifications and accredited solutions which underpin its innovative approach to education and training.

The Clock is well known for its commitment to developing the skills and aspirations of young people and adults across North Yorkshire and for its drive for excellence in the quality of its services.

The combination of NOCN apprenticeships and qualifications and One Awards accreditation has enabled Jacob and other Clock learners to progress towards employment."

To learn more visit the Clock Website and One Awards website.