in Aerospace / Defence / Security / Space / Events

Parliamentarians celebrate UK apprentices at House of Commons reception

Posted 12 July 2017 · Add Comment

A hundred apprentices from some of Britain's leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

Michael Fallon with apprentices at UK House of Commons ADS organised reception
 
The apprentices were joined by almost 70 parliamentarians, including Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon (above, third from left) and Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, to celebrate the 11,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries.
 
The apprentices represented some of the brightest UK talent from 30 companies, including SMEs such as Aeromet International; Surrey Satellites; and TMD Technologies, from 56 sites spanning the length and breadth of the UK.
 
Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of ADS Group, said: “It is great to see so many parliamentarians turn out to celebrate the talent and commitment of apprentices in the UK aerospace, defence, space and security industries. It demonstrates MPs, Ministers and business leaders’ recognition and regard for the important role that apprentices play in the UK’s future success.     
          
“It is more important than ever that our industries remain at the forefront of the global market. High quality apprenticeships not only provide UK’s brightest young people with routes into high value, long term jobs but continue to secure the UK’s capabilities in leading edge programmes.”

Organised by the trade organisation ADS Group and sponsored by UTC Aerospace Systems, the event recognises the valuable contribution apprentices make to the UK’s important, high-skill manufacturing industries; highlighting the world-leading technologies that many of the apprentices are working to develop.
 
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: “As the largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK, I am proud to support ADS as we work together to build skills and opportunity. With over 11,000 apprentices working in the £72 billion aerospace, defence, security and space industries, these men and women of ingenuity, imagination and innovation are the future of the UK.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

GKN Aerospace delivers 500th ULD

GKN Fokker Services has delivered its 500th Underwater Locator Device (ULD) modification package.

MASS supports UK JFAC HQ training exercise

Defence and security technology company, MASS, has supported the UK Joint Force Air Component Headquarters (JFAC HQ) Exercise GRIFFIN FALCON 18 (Ex GF18) by running a simulation-based training programme that took place 6th – 13th

Rolls-Royce's Pearl 15 celebrates important test milestone

Rolls-Royce has reached an important milestone within the Pearl 15 test programme, successfully achieving 10,000 test cycles in over 2,600 testing hours.

BAE Systems’ active stick gains world's first certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation announced the certification of its G500 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), equipped with BAE Systems’ active sticks — designed (and subsequently being manufactured) at BAE Systems’

MCL awarded DAOS status by MAA

Marlborough Communications Ltd (MCL), the UK-based military technology company, has achieved Design Approved Organization Scheme (DAOS) accreditation from the Military Aviation Authority (MAA), enabling it to design equipment

GKN Aerospace opens aero-engine repair facility in Malaysia

GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia.

Getac SK0409041218
See us at
AdvancedEngin BT1406011118SMINCW1210050218SMIFAVSBT151118SMI GMSCBT3005081118Aviation Africa 2019