MP puts apprenticeships top of the agenda

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Mike Wood MP at his fifth annual Apprenticeship Fair
Mike Wood MP at his fifth annual Apprenticeship Fair

Mike Wood MP: Apprenticeships ‘vital’ in spreading opportunity in our neighbourhoods and towns.

Dudley South’s MP teamed up with major employers - who between them employ tens of thousands of people across the West Midlands - to put on an apprenticeship fair.

Held in Dudley South, it was Mike Wood MP’s fifth annual fair, and he brought together big-name organisations including Severn Trent Water, West Midlands Police, Metro Bank and Dudley Council.

About 100 apprenticeship-seekers attended to meet the 16 organisations present.

Mike said:

“This is the fifth Apprenticeship Fair that I have had the pleasure to organise since I became an MP, and each time I am left so encouraged by the conversations I hear between those seeking the apprenticeships and those offering them. Not so long ago there was a misconception that apprenticeships were something from the past and not really relevant to today’s generation, but the fantastic range of opportunities on offer - in every sector you could imagine - show what a great option they are for both our young people and our industries.

“Apprenticeships are vital for spreading opportunity in our neighbourhoods and towns. These organisations who attended are major employers who are successfully providing these opportunities to many thousands of people across the West Midlands. I want to thank them for giving up their time and attending.”

This is the fifth Apprenticeship Fair that I have had the pleasure to organise since I became an MP, and each time I am left so encouraged by the conversations I hear between those seeking the apprenticeships and those offering them.

Not so long ago there was a misconception that apprenticeships were something from the past and not really relevant to today’s generation, but the fantastic range of opportunities on offer - in every sector you could imagine - show what a great option they are for both our young people and our industries.