A DARLINGTON man is starring on a website designed to raise awareness about Modern Apprenticeships.

Mark Atkinson, an apprentice at the Lightwater Valley theme park in North Yorkshire, was chosen by the Learning and Skills Council to feature in a prospectus and go on a website.

More than 10,000 prospectus will be available through libraries, colleges, careers centres and schools from this week.

Kevin Marrow, from the Learning and Skills Council, said: "Mark is a success story and shows that Modern Apprenticeships are a way forward for ambitious young people today. The great advantage is that you get a real job with real pay and qualifications."

For a free copy of the prospectus call the Learning Helpline on 0800 515 547, or visit the council's website at www.realworkrealpay-yny.info.