FINANCIAL advisor Carterbar has taken on 17-year-old Ashley Kane as its first ever apprentice.
Carterbar, which is based on the Belasis Business Park, in Billingham, Teesside, was impressed with the teenager when she did work experience and was determined to invite her back.
Ashley, from Billingham, has been given a six-month apprenticeship as an administrative assistant, as part of a programme run by the A4e organisation.
During her time with Carterbar, she will not only been given training in administrative skills, but will also study for a NVQ Level 2 in administration.
Carterbar managing director Arthur Dornan said: “Ashley impressed us when she came for work experience a couple of years ago.
“It does not matter to us that she does not have a background in financial services. Our philosophy has always been that a person’s attitude is the most important thing about them.”