Local young people awarded apprenticeships at a North Yorkshire mine

A new intake of local apprentices have just started their courses at a North Yorkshire mine.

15 apprentices have been appointed by Anglo American at the Woodsmith Mine near the village of Sneaton, near Whitby.

Their ages range from 16 to 23, with the majority joining straight from school, though some are more experienced or have higher education qualifications. 

All of them live locally to the project, hailing from the towns and villages on the North Yorkshire coast and Teesside. 

The firm says the new intake of apprentices reaffirms their ambition to employ as many local people as possible.

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Competition to work in the industry is still fierce, as the programme had to narrow it down to only 15 successful applicants.

The mineral polyhalite will be mined there, which will then be transported via a 23 mile tunnel to a processing facility on Teesside.

It will then be sold as an environmentally friendly fertiliser.