Mark Tami MP welcomes local apprentices to House of Commons

Apprentices from Alyn and Deeside were joined by Mark Tami 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.

Mark Tami said:

“This was a fantastic opportunity to meet with local apprentices. It was a pleasure to welcome them down to Westminster and discuss their apprenticeships and their ambitions. It’s great to see so many bright young people working towards rewarding careers. The Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industry has provided so many opportunities for people in Alyn and Deeside and it continues to do so.”

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.”