Tees chartered accountants and business advisers Waltons Clark Whitehill has invested in future skills with the appointment of an apprentice.
Jamie Gibbon has joined the Hartlepool firm to begin his career, taking on the role of apprentice accounting technician.
The former English Martyr School student completed his AS Levels this summer and has joined Waltons Clark Whitehill’s small business unit.
Jamie, who lives in Hartlepool, will receive on the job training to support the firm in its accounts and tax work for clients across the Tees Valley.
Managing director Heather O’Driscoll said: “It is fantastic to have the opportunity to develop local talent, such as Jamie.
“Waltons Clark Whitehill has a proud history in Hartlepool, which goes back to the 19th Century shipping industry and has seen the firm expand to work with a broad range of businesses across the Tees Valley.
“We have Tees Valley people throughout the firm and our clients like to deal with local people who are experts in their field, so young people like Jamie represent an investment in the future of the firm and its position in the regional market.”