The Northern Echo: Niall HanrattyName: Niall Hanratty
Age: 16
Lives: Darlington
Looking for work in: Welding and tool-making


GCSEs including maths, English, materials technology and a BTEC in RE.


"I HAVE applied for an apprenticeship for welding at Mechtool, in Darlington, and for another apprenticeship for toolmaking in Aycliffe.

"I have already got a place at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College and Darlington College.

"I have a good attendance record and I am very punctual. At my school (Longfield Academy of Sport, in Darlington) I had a number of different roles, including being a prefect and being one of the school vice-captains of sport.

"I was also chosen to act as a mentor for a younger pupil who was having difficulty settling in. I did my best to help him."

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