Apprentice role for star student

Craig Poskitt, Adam Caulkin, Michaela Blackledge, Billy Downs and Ken Jones.
Craig Poskitt, Adam Caulkin, Michaela Blackledge, Billy Downs and Ken Jones.
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Star pupil Adam Caulkin has snapped up a position as apprentice groundsman at Featherstone Rovers after impressing rugby bosses.

The Airedale Academy student caught the eye of those at the top while taking part in an after-school scheme aimed at helping youths into employment.

Adam, X, took various courses at Rovers’ Youth Engagement Centre as part of their ‘Preparation for Employment’ work programme, and impressed with his work ethic.

Billy Downs, programme manager at the centre , said: “Adam was given an opportunity and has grabbed it with both hands.

“His work ethic has been outstanding and he fully deserves this opportunity.

Adam will receive the necessary training to become a groundsman at the Big Fellas Stadium at Post Office Road.

Michaela Blackledge, principal at Airedale Academy, said: “As soon as he was given this opportunity which is based upon preparing for the world of work, Adam has matured, developed his confidence and resilience and demonstrated his potential.

“Congratulations and good luck to Adam - he’s made us proud.”