Daniel Zeichner MP for Cambridge visited apprentices at Cambridge Regional College on Friday 10th February to hear how their training is helping them to develop the much needed skills for the region.
Daniel met with a group of engineering apprentices studying with the college and working for a range of different employers.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Apprenticeships are an important way for people to get a positive start in the workplace. They are a vital route to learning a vocation and providing on the job training that benefits both employers and employees. Cambridge Regional College has a proud record of supporting apprenticeships and the increase in achievements over the last year is a testament to that. I was very pleased to join them for National Apprenticeship Week and support the work they do and the apprentices which will benefit our city and county for years to come. It has been a great day with these young people.”
Mark Robertson, Principal and CEO of Cambridge Regional College, said, “We were pleased to welcome Daniel Zeichner MP to our Cambridge Campus to meet with some of the current apprentices training with us and celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.
“Apprenticeships are a great way for businesses to attract, train and retain talent, whether it is for new entrants or existing staff. Speaking with apprentices it is clear that they hugely value this different way of learning in the workplace and applying their knowledge directly to the world of work. It is important we ensure all young people know of and understand their educational options to ensure they make the right choice for them and National Apprenticeship Week is an important part of that awareness raising.”
Cambridge Regional College is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the region offering over 40 different apprenticeship programmes and has an intake from across Cambridgeshire and beyond, providing on-the-job training and expert tutoring.