National Apprenticeship Week saw MP Graham Stuart spend time with young people who work for BAE Systems.
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.
Local MP, Graham Stuart, says Beverley and Holderness businesses are leading the way by giving young people excellent opportunities through apprenticeships and supported vocational courses.
Graham visited Local Transport Projects (LTP), a Beverley-based highways engineering and design firm, to raise awareness for National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and congratulate the local firm on its recent growth.
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, from Monday, 6 to Friday, 10 March, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is promoting the important contribution its apprentices are making and is encouraging other organisations to follow suit and create apprenticeship opportunities.
The authority currently employs 37 apprentices across a range of services and in schools. One of those is Josh Stubbs, an apprentice dog warden/pest control officer, currently training with the council, having started a 15-month apprenticeship in October 2016.
National Apprenticeship Week 2017 is a key period for the Apprenticeship Industry, being a week to celebrate the success of, and increase awareness of, Apprenticeships for both Apprentices and their employers.
2017 has already been an eventful year and has identified skills development and the growth of the UK economy to be crucial. Brexit is beginning to take form and the announcement of a modernised Industrial Strategy reinforces the importance of skills development for the growth of the UK economy.