"Gosport with its cutting edge engineering and defence industry apprenticeships provides great opportunities for the next generation." Caroline Dinenage MP
Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, met with apprentices at a reception in the House of Commons.
Apprentices from across the country were joined by Caroline Dinenage in the House of Commons this week to celebrate the 12,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK's Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries.
They were over 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 Group, and sponsored by United Technologies Aerospace Systems, 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.
Caroline Dinenage said:
"I was delighted to welcome apprentices to the House of Commons. The reception was an excellent opportunity to meet young people working towards highly-skilled and rewarding careers and to celebrate the huge talent working in these world-leading sectors. These apprentices are great ambassadors for our local area and the UK's advanced manufacturing industries."
Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of ADS Group, said:
"Apprentices represent the future for our industries, which is why providing an opportunity for them to celebrate their contribution with their MP is so important. The aerospace, defence, security and space industries invest in training in every part of the UK and I am delighted that this reception provides a chance to celebrate the achievements of those working hard at the start of their careers."