Anne-Marie welcomes apprentices to House of Commons
Over 100 apprentices from some of Britain’s leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons this week.
The apprentices were joined by Anne-Marie to celebrate the 12,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries.
Organised by the trade organisation ADS Group, and sponsored by Unitec Technologies Aerospace Systems, 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 so many apprentices 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 the UK’s advanced manufacturing industries. I have been working with the Department of Education to ensure that we provide our young people with the STEM skills they need to ensure their potential is realised, and to widen apprenticeship opportunities so our children can have the chance to access a wide variety of career paths in fields that interest and excite them.'