His visit gave him the opportunity to learn more about the importance of Apprenticeships in the workplace. It also gave him the chance to see first hand how young people are benefitting from taking an apprenticeship.
Commenting on his visit Mr Stuart said;
“The aim of National Apprenticeship Week is to further promote apprenticeships amongst pupils, parents and employers.”
“BAE apprenticeships give those on these schemes a transferable technical skill-set and a clear career route with the potential for significant progression.”
“Meeting BAE apprentices was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I heard first-hand accounts of the doors that have been opened for these young people.”
“I also enjoyed hearing about their ambitions for the future, and their enthusiasm for learning.”
“It is important that young people recognise that apprenticeships are synonymous with highly-skilled, quality-work that is in no way lesser to academic study.
Mr Stuart also says that apprenticeships help major employers like BAE Systems fill the skills gap. While adding it apprenticeships contribute to competitiveness.
MP Remains Committed to Apprenticeship Schemes In The Work Place
“I have long championed apprenticeships and I will also continue to do so. They are an excellent vehicle through which to drive social mobility and business productivity.”
“Over recent months, I have co-signed a letter to BAE Systems encouraging the organisation to diversify its manufacturing operations. I also met CEO Charles Woodburn in Westminster on this matter.”
“Defence contracts are coming to an end, and it is important that a solution is found. My visit to BAE was important as it allowed me to gain a better understanding of the work at Brough.”
“It also provided me with insights that will be useful to my future efforts to protect jobs at the site.”