The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has joined with business leaders, including from Microsoft, to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2019 and the vast opportunities provided by apprenticeships across the country.
National Apprenticeship Week was launched in 2010 and has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the country get their first step onto the career ladder, to re-train or to learn a new skill. This includes multinational technology company Microsoft, which has trained over 20,000 apprenticeship starts alongside learning partners in the UK since 2010.
Commenting Eastleigh MP and Youth Minister, Mims Davies, said:
“It’s great to see so many people across our area and across the country, from small family run businesses to multinational corporations like Microsoft, celebrating apprentices and the huge opportunities that an apprenticeship offers to people at any stage of life with many starters over the age of 24.
“Our local area is very lucky to have Eastleigh College within it delivering thousands of apprenticeship starts with the support of local employers. Having worked closely with Jan Edrich and the Eastleigh College team as Eastleigh’s local MP, I have seen first-hand how their strong relationships with both local, national and international businesses can lead to long-term job opportunities through the apprenticeships that they offer, and the stable employment with great prospects that this provides for young people in our area, with 7,480 people in the Eastleigh constituency benefiting from the opportunities presented by an apprenticeship since 2010.”