APPRENTICES were invited to the House of Commons to celebrate the aerospace, defence and space industries.
MP Caroline Dinenage took two apprentices from Gosport to attend the ADS Parliamentary Reception.
They were among 80 others who were recognised for their contribution in manufacturing industries.
The pair work for Safran which supplies systems and equipment for aerospace, defence and security. Ms Dinenage said: ‘Here in our area, aerospace and defence companies are big players.
‘It was great to meet apprentices, like George Holloway from Stubbington, and Natalie May who are working hard to get the technical skills they need for a rewarding career.
‘For the long-term viability of our local economy, it is important that companies invest in training up the next generation so I am delighted that ADS group keenly champions apprenticeships.
‘It was very interesting to hear about George and Natalie’s work at company Safran – they are great ambassadors for our area.’
Paul Everitt, chief executive of ADS Group, added: ‘Many of the apprentices at the reception will be the industry leaders of tomorrow and it is great for them to see the political support for our industries.’