I have welcomed apprentices from Flintshire in the House of Commons this week to celebrate the 12,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries.
There were 100 apprentices from some of Britain’s leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies who attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception.
Organised by the trade organisation ADS, and sponsored by Collins Aerospace, the event recognised the valuable contribution apprentices make to our important, high-skill manufacturing industries, and highlighted the world-leading technologies that many of the apprentices are working to develop.
I was delighted to welcome apprentices from Delyn to the House of Commons. The reception was an excellent opportunity to meet young people working towards highly-skilled and rewarding careers and to celebrate the huge talent working in these world-leading sectors. These apprentices are great ambassadors for our local area and the UK’s advanced manufacturing industries.
ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:
“The UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries contribute £30 billion in value added to our economy and apprentices play a key role in businesses, large and small. Today’s Parliamentary reception is a great opportunity to celebrate their contribution and allow MPs to hear directly about the exciting career opportunities that exist across our industries. A modern apprenticeship is the route to a high value and long-term career.”
I have welcomed local apprentices to the Houses of Parliament to congratulate them on their achievements.
Apprentices from Delyn were joined by me in the House of Commons this week to celebrate the 12,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries.
They were over 100 apprentices from some of Britain’s leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies who attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception. Read more “ADS reception in Parliament for apprentices”
Yesterday, I met with local apprentice Sinead Beck, who is working with Magellan, and her supervisor Dave Evans in Parliament to celebrate the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors apprenticeship schemes.
This was a great opportunity for MPs to find out more about our industries and celebrate the 11,000 apprenticeships provided by companies in these sectors. It was organised by ADS. ADS is the trade association representing over 1,000 companies, including 900 SMEs, across the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors. From technology to exports, to apprenticeships and investment, our sectors are vital to the UK’s growth – generating £72bn a year for the UK economy, including £37bn in exports, and directly providing 363,000 jobs.
The aerospace and defence sectors are important for Flintshire. We have the Broughton centre of excellence which provides numerous jobs in Delyn. Read more “Meeting with Flint apprentice”
On Monday, I asked the Minister of Defence, Mark Lancaster MP, if he would clarify if apprenticeships in the defence industry are being supported and promoted in all devolved administrations.
I asked this question because the literature produced by the Government on defence apprenticeships is focused on England, seemingly forgetting the bases, factories and associated industries located in Wales which are linked to defence.
The Minister took the opportunity to reassure the House that the UK Government will be working with the devolved assemblies and parliaments to ensure that defence apprenticeships are available to all people in the UK.