Local MP Alan Mak has met apprentices from Havant-based defence firm Lockheed Martin to celebrate this year’s National Apprenticeship Week. He also welcomed the 610 apprenticeship starts that took place across the Havant Constituency in the 2022-23 financial year.
Since taking office in 2010, the Conservative Government has delivered 5.7 million apprenticeships across the country, with 610 new apprenticeship starts across the Havant Constituency in 2022-23. With nearly 700 apprenticeship training courses available now, young people have a diverse range of career pathways available to ensure they learn the skills they need to succeed in a career they love.
Just this week, the Conservative Government announced they are introducing a new teaching apprenticeship that will offer a high-quality, alternative route for people to become qualified teachers.
This is on top of record levels of funding in skills and apprenticeships with investment to apprenticeships increasing to £2.7 billion by 2024-25, creating a world-leading skills system that is employer-focused, high quality, and fit for the future.
Local MP Alan Mak said, “I'm a strong supporter of local apprentices, and during National Apprenticeship Week I want to congratulate all 610 of my constituents who started an apprenticeship last year. I also enjoyed meeting the latest intake of Lockheed Martin apprentices from Havant who are starting great careers in engineering and defence."
He added: “Apprenticeships deliver a brighter future for young people across our area and the country by ensuring they have the skills they need to secure high-skilled jobs, creating a stronger economy.”