Claire Perry today marked National Apprenticeship Week along with her current and former apprentices, Mitchell Reason and Georgia Mundy. National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships. Now in its 11th year, this event brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career and to business growth.
Commenting, Claire said:
“I fully support the government’s push, along with the fantastic work of the National Apprenticeship Service, to change the outdated attitude that favours academic over technical qualifications.
I have been doing my bit by taking on two local young people from the Constituency to undertake Business Administration Apprenticeships in my local office. I’m especially pleased that having completed her Apprenticeship, that Georgia Mundy, a former student at St John’s, Marlborough, has now secured a permanent role in my Westminster office, showing the value of apprenticeships in helping people get the careers they want.”
Notes to Editors
- Georgia Mundy has completed a Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship and has now secured a permanent role in Claire’s Westminster Office. Georgia’s family home is in Pewsey and she studied at St John’s, Marlborough. Mitchell Reason has recently commenced a Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship working in Claire’s Devizes Office. Mitchell attended Lavington School and Devizes Sixth Form – he lives in Rowde.
- There are hundreds of events taking place across England to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018. More information on National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and the events taking place can be found by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/national-apprenticeship-week-2018-naw-2018
- Swindon and Wiltshire LEP are running an Apprenticeship Awareness Campaign which includes a short Apprenticeship ‘quiz’.