A TRAINEE auctioneer has joined Leyburn Auction Mart.
Jack Pickup, aged 19, from Guisburn, joined the mart just before Christmas and was conducting sales within a fortnight.
As well as learning on the job, he is studying for a qualification in Livestock Market Operations and Management at Harper Adams University.
At the completion of his two-year course, which involves studying online and visits to the Shropshire university’s campus, he will hold a university foundation certificate and qualify for associate member status of the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association.
Jack is seen with Richmond MP Rishi Sunak.
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