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Stephen Metcalfe MP Supports High Flying Apprentices

09 May Stephen Metcalfe MP Supports High Flying Apprentices

Stephen Metcalfe, Member of Parliament for South Basildon and East Thurrock and MP Apprenticeships Ambassador, welcomed over 100 apprentices from some of Britain’s leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies, who attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons this week.

The apprentices were joined by Stephen Metcalfe to celebrate the 12,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries.

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.

Stephen said: “I was delighted to welcome so many apprentices to the House of Commons including Oliver Wright from Leonardo – Electronics Defence & Security Systems in Basildon. 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 the UK’s advanced manufacturing industries.”