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Ground Control intern celebrates 6-month success, halfway through new internship scheme

Ground Control intern celebrates 6-month success, halfway through new internship scheme

Teaming up with Interserve and Sandwell Schools, Ground Control was delighted to appoint an intern as part of a brand new programme to offer training and employment opportunities to pupils with special needs.

In September 2017, Ground Control welcomed Wayne Gorman to the team, working with Site Supervisor, Roy Candlin for 3 days a week at the Rowley Regis Sandwell Schools grounds. During his time on site, Wayne works mainly with Roy but has recently started to assist the field team when they are on site undertaking their visits.

Now halfway through the 12 month internship programme, Wayne can confidently carry out several tasks on his own including line marking on football pitches, grass cutting, hedge cutting and cleaning kerbs with a Billy Goat vacuum. Showing great potential, Wayne is being assessed for his NPTC machinery qualifications by Neil Huck, which will officially recognise his new skills.

Roy Candlin commented; “It’s great to see how far Wayne has come. I was very pleased to present him with a certificate to celebrate the 6-month milestone and also a GC baseball cap, which he was very proud of! He is doing very well, and showed great potential very early on into the course. It’s a great accomplishment and I am looking forward to seeing him further improve his skills throughout the remainder of his internship.”

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