Apprentices from North East Herts were joined by Sir Oliver Heald MP in the House of Commons on 14 May to celebrate the 12,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries. 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 100 apprentices at this reception are working to develop.
Commenting, Sir Oliver said: “I was delighted to welcome apprentices from North East Herts 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.”
Notes to Editors:
ADS is the UK trade organisation representing the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, with more than 1,000 member businesses.
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