Teenager’s apprentice success

600 Group Chief Executive Nigel Rogers is meeting Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle as the company has selected Luis Lowe as an engineering apprentice to work with the company under the Huddersfield Town Foundation.  (d621a338)
600 Group Chief Executive Nigel Rogers is meeting Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle as the company has selected Luis Lowe as an engineering apprentice to work with the company under the Huddersfield Town Foundation. (d621a338)

A teenager is to receive a year-long funded manufacturing apprenticeship thanks to Huddersfield Town football club.

Luis Lowe, 16, was selected from over 50 applicants to be placed in the apprenticeship at Heckmondwike manufacturer 600 UK.

The place will be funded by Huddersfield Town Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life for young people across West Yorkshire.

Town Foundation Trustee Dean Hoyle met Luis at 600 UKto formally offer him the role.

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the charity is able to fund Luis’s year-long apprenticeship. His passion and desire to start a career in manufacturing really impressed us during the interview process and I believe the visit to 600 UK’s impressive premises really opened his eyes to the opportunity he has been handed.

“The charity’s aim is to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in our community and this initiative will really impact in a very positive way. The standard of applicants was incredibly high and we feel the project will be of all-round benefit to everyone involved.”