The Northern Echo: Shawn DunningName: Shawn Dunning
Age: 17
Lives: Bishop Auckland
Looking for work in: Engineering


Nine GCSES, A to C, including maths, English and science. Working towards an NVQ in mechanical electrical engineering at South West Durham Training.


"MY dad and uncle both work in the industry, which is how I became interested. I liked the sound of it because it is hands-on, " said Shawn.

"It is problem-solving and practical, which I enjoy.

"I would be a good employee because I enjoy the work, and I have excellent time-keeping.

"I am enthusiastic, with good communication skills. If I'm not sure about something, I will speak up.

"I am good at working in a team - I play cricket for Willington, so I have developed this skill well. I am also good at working independently.

"I am a very hands-on and practical person - I often help my dad around the house with DIY and enjoy problem-solving.

"I had 100 per cent attendance all the way through five years of secondary school, which gives a good indication of my level of commitment to my education and work, as well as my health.

"I would really just like a chance to show an employer what I can do."

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