A teenage photographer managed to secure a job with a news agency just weeks before his 18th birthday.
Peter Summers, left, secured a position with the News Team agency in Birmingham at the age of 17 and his pictures are now regularly published in national newspapers.
He gained the job after completing a fast-track photojournalism course at Up To Speed in Bournemouth, where he studied after leaving school in the town of Elgin in the North of Scotland, 635 miles away.
During the course, he was trained for six months by press photographers Neil Turner and Hattie Miles and is now making a name for himself in national news after securing the role with News Team, which is owned by SWNS.
Said Peter: “There’s no doubting that Up To Speed was worth it. I’m now working for one of the biggest agencies in Britain and I certainly wouldn’t be here without the help of Neil, Hattie and the rest of the team.”
News Team picture editor Steve Chatterley added: “I was a little worried that Peter was going to struggle, being so inexperienced in such a competitive news patch. However, thanks to his training and attitude, he very quickly fitted in with the team.”