Fast-track for Josh, 17, in train career

Ex Worle Head Boy now on fast track to dream job after becoming one of Britain’s youngest ticket examiners aged only 17

Joshua Clay has been promoted to the role of ticket examiner a year early after rapid progress with Great Western Railway where he was the youngest apprentice.

He left Worle Community School Academy over a year ago and is already now full time working at Bristol Temple Meads for his day job, while pursuing his Apprenticeship studies in his spare time.

Now he is planning to come back to WCSA to tell his story so far so inspire other students.

WCSA is a high aspiration school that encourages students to go for their dreams.

He said: “I’m so delighted to have been offered this role so early. My ambition at the moment is when I turn 18 is to get a safety critical job, and I would really like to be a Train Manager.

“From there I would look into what progression possibly management after that but that’s very much further in the future.”

Principal Jacqui Scott said: “Joshua was a superb and mature, dedicated head boy and is already making huge strides towards his dream job.”