APPRENTICES met MP Caroline Dinenage to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
The Gosport MP met apprentices at Britten-Norman to talk about their experiences and their plans for the future.
Apprenticeships are a really good alternative to traditional paths of further educationCaroline Dinenage MP
Britten-Norman is the UK’s only independent civil aircraft manufacturer and offers a wide range of aerospace apprenticeships, from airframe construction to avionics installation.
During her visit to the company’s site in the Daedalus Enterprise Zone Ms Dinenage heard from apprentices Brad Tillett and Sam Dowers.
Ms Dinenage said: ‘Britten-Norman does very impressive work at Daedalus and the young people enrolled on their apprenticeship scheme have an incredible opportunity to develop highly specialised skills which will be invaluable to future employers, be it Britten-Norman or others.
‘Apprenticeships are a really good alternative to traditional paths of further education and I am proud that there were 2,330 starts in the Gosport area in 2013/14.
‘There is a huge range of companies offering these training schemes locally, many of which have been boosted by the new Cemast skills centre at Daedalus.’
Britten-Norman is now looking to take on eight new apprentices in September.
The deadline for applying is Friday, March 27.
For more information on the apprenticeships visit britten-norman.com