On Friday 4 March, Andrew Lansley MP came to TWI in Great Abington as part of his continuing interest in apprenticeship schemes for young people in the South Cambridgeshire area.
During his lunchtime visit Mr Lansley met Jade Wilson who recently began her career as a Business Administration Apprentice with TWI Certification Ltd.� He was also introduced to nine other past and current TWI apprentices, including:
- Martin Peak who progressed from apprenticeship to recently graduating with a First Class BEng with Honours in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
- Emma Farr, who also worked through a Business Administration apprenticeship and received the Apprentice of the Year award in 2009
TWI has a long history of encouraging staff through apprenticeship schemes and of helping them fulfil their potential throughout their careers.
Mr Lansley was welcomed to TWI by Chief Executive, Dr Christoph Wiesner, and hosted by Eur Ing Chris Eady, Associate Director, Professional Affairs and Certification, who also began his professional life as an apprentice in the RAF.
Mr Lansley was very pleased to hear of the work and career progression of our apprentices, commenting that a structured combination of work and study greatly benefits both the organisation and the individual. He continued: "It is a system which enhances a person's confidence as they can see the real life possibilities in a working environment."
Also attending the meeting were Rachel Colmer from the West Anglia Training Association and Glen Moore from the National Apprenticeship Service.