Three Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College students have secured prestigious apprenticeships after celebrating strong GCSE results.

Tom Woods has sealed an aerospace role at Safran Nacelles on Bancroft Road being one of just seven chosen from around 200.

“I am really proud,” said Tom. “I have also wanted to be an engineer and I attended a young engineers course at Burnley College, with Themis, every Monday night for three hours to try and get ahead of the other apprentices.

“I had a few interviews and was offered the role at Safran Nacelles which is a dream for me as it’s what I have always wanted to do. They chose seven out of around 200 so I can’t wait.”

Max Ingham has got an apprenticeship with Burnley Council with Parks and Open Spaces.

“I just love being outdoors so it’s ideal for me,” said Tom. “My dad’s friend works there and he suggested that I apply for the role.

“I sent in the application and had an interview and then got called back for a second interview. It was competitive and I am happy to get through.

“I know I will enjoy as it will be outside and different every day, no day will be the same.”

Yanis Chir dreams of being a pilot – and he is one step closer after securing an electrical engineering apprenticeship at Protec Fire and Security in Nelson.

“I went for an interview for an electrical engineer apprentice and was pleased to be offered it.

“Since I was little, I have dreamed of being a pilot and that’s still the aim. This is the first step along the way.”