Steve welcome's local apprentice to Parliament with CITB apprenticeship campaign

(October 03, 2015)

CITB apprentice

This week Steve welcomed Neil Levenson and Ryan Gunn, employee and apprentice at M&R Joinery as part of the Construction Industry Training Board apprenticeship campaign.

Both had travelled from Liverpool for the event, and were keen to share their experience of apprenticeships and their own views on what the industry requires to continue to thrive.

Mr Rotheram said: “I understand the need for change, for careers advice to better support vocational routes such as apprenticeships and I will be lobbying local schools and colleges to do so.

“Increasing the number of people entering construction in Liverpool is vitally important, and I plan to do all I can to ensure my constituents are fully aware of the fantastic opportunities an apprenticeship can offer.”

Neil Levenson, from M&R Joinery, added: “Apprenticeships are incredibly important to the success of M&R joinery and our industry as a whole, and I’m very happy to see my local MP lend his support to CITB’s I’m Backing Apprenticeships campaign.”

CITB is working to improve and increase the number of construction apprenticeships through not only this campaign, but a range of industry-focused initiatives.

This includes building a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for skills in construction; making CITB funding easier and faster for employers to access; a new careers web portal for those interested in joining construction; and supporting and maintaining qualifications and standards to meet industry needs.

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