Max lands new role

New apprentices Jake Adkins, Owen Carr and Max Anderson, along with Drew Barber, right, who was one of Banks' previous intake of apprentices.
New apprentices Jake Adkins, Owen Carr and Max Anderson, along with Drew Barber, right, who was one of Banks' previous intake of apprentices.

A Red Row resident has won a place on a regional employer’s latest apprenticeship programme.

Max Anderson has been chosen by Banks Mining to fill a position at its Shotton and Brenkley Lane surface mines near Cramlington. He will undertake a three-year training programme which offers qualifications up to NVQ Level Three in disciplines specifically relevant to the plant skills Banks Mining requires.

Max is one of three young people to win a place on the scheme, along with Jake Adkins, from New Hartley, and Owen Carr, from Ashington.

Each apprentice has been assigned a training role, in which they receive training and guidance from the Banks Mining team and they will rotate across different functions to help widen the range of skills they’re able to develop.

The bespoke apprenticeships include a comprehensive study and training programme at Northumberland College.