MP Welcomes Apprenticeships announcement


BAE Systems has announced plans to recruit 387 engineering and business apprentices across its UK businesses in 2013 – the highest intake since 2008 – and 60 more than the Company recruited in 2012.

The announcement comes as Prime Minister David Cameron continues to urge businesses across the country to take on apprentices to stimulate economic growth through manufacturing, exports and infrastructure.

Mark Menzies, Member of Parliament for Fylde, is delighted by this week’s announcement.

He said: “BAE Systems at Warton, in my constituency, is continuing to build on its important skills pipeline.

“With over 70 apprenticeships going into the Warton Unit this year, this will form a crucial part of the Company’s Skills 2020 programme”.

Last year, Mark was pleased to accompany the Prime Minister when he visited some of the Warton apprentices at the site.

According to Mr Menzies, he was able to “see first-hand what an asset they are to the business, local community and the country as a whole.

“I want to join the PM in urging businesses across the country to take on apprentices, following BAE Systems’ lead”.

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