Today, North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald visited PW&F Limited to see first-hand an apprentice at work in his constituency and to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018, running from 5 to 9 March.
Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is the 11th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships in England and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses, local communities and the wider economy.
During the Week employers and apprentices from across England will come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose an apprenticeship as the pathway to a great career.
Whilst at PW&F Limited, Sir Oliver met apprentice Josh and received a demonstration of the type of work being undertaken by him, whilst receiving a tour of the premises.
Commenting, Sir Oliver said “It is a great honour to meet apprentice Josh here today at PW&F of Letchworth and to see how his role impacts on the running of the business. Apprenticeships are so important to those undertaking them – giving them the skills they need to succeed in life and in a role they want to progress in – and to employers, giving them the opportunity to mould and shape the workforce they need. Josh has become a Coded Welder – a skill the UK needs.
I am delighted to support National Apprenticeship Week by spending time in my constituency meeting Alex Tait, who is ensuring his business has the skills for the future.”
Today’s event is just one of hundreds of events taking place across England to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018.