Local MP gives backing to National Apprenticeship Week

Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, is supporting National Apprenticeship Week, which celebrates the value of apprenticeships, and encourages more people to choose them as the best start to their careers.

The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (March 5-9) is ‘apprenticeships work’, and seeks to showcase the impact they can have on the local economy, businesses, and the community as well as the individual apprentice.

Local MP Stephanie Peacock (pictured) who now employs a local living-wage apprentice in her Barnsley office, has outlined the importance of apprenticeships and her backing for the eleventh National Apprenticeship Week.

She said: “Apprenticeships can provide valuable on-the-job learning, vital qualifications, and frequently provide the first step into permanent employment.

“Many people in our community have used apprenticeships as an opportunity to get started in their careers, and this can have a profound impact on the local economy and community as well as themselves.

“I’m delighted to employ a local living-wage apprentice in my Barnsley constituency office, and I support National Apprentice Week to ensure more people can gain the benefits a good apprenticeship can provide”.

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