Speaking today (Friday 2 March), Mrs May said apprenticeships played a key role in ensuring that people of all ages fulfilled their potential and progressed as far as their talents and hard work would take them. She added: “There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice. Since 2015, there have been more than 1.2 million new apprenticeship starts and the Government’s reforms will continue to increase the quality and quantity of apprenticeships and encourage employers to invest in the skills they need to succeed and grow.”
Mrs May praised the National Apprenticeship Shows, which are held across the country, including London and Kent, as “an excellent way for young people and their parents to meet employers who are offering a range of fantastic apprenticeships, face to face, all in one place.”
“They also enable employers to meet talented young people who will make up the workforce of the future. I would encourage all businesses to consider how employing an apprentice can help them grow,” Mrs May added.
The London and South East apprenticeship show will be held at Sandown Park in Esher, on Monday and Tuesday next week. See www.nationalapprenticeshipshow.org for details.
The first Kent Apprenticeship Show will be held at Detling showground on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March. To exhibit, call Josie Bigwood on 01908 392086, or look at the website for details.
Pictured: Prime Minister Theresa May met with sixth form students at Featherstone High School in Southall to discuss with them their hopes and plans once they leave school.©Number 10/flickr