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Wigan & Leigh College Apprentices were invited to the country’s capital to meet the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.
Talented Apprentices Lewis Evans and Hana Raynes were welcomed to London by Robert Halfon, the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, at a special event for Apprentices.
The event, which was hosted to mark the 10th year of National Apprenticeship Week, enabled the students to gain an insight into the development of high quality Apprenticeships as well as to network with other Apprentices from a wide variety of industry sectors.
The Apprentice duo were delighted to receive a VIP visit to the House of Commons and House of Lords as part of the trip, before undertaking a business lunch with the Minister of State.
Business Services Apprentice Lewis, from John Fisher R.C High School, said, “After becoming an Apprentice at the College I have been exposed to a number of career enhancing opportunities, one of those being the trip to London to network with other Apprentices and minister. It’s been an excellent opportunity to meet with Robert Halfon who wishes to develop millions of quality Apprenticeships in the near future, which is so positive. The visit was highly useful and I’m looking forward to continuing my Apprenticeship with the College.”
Admissions Apprentice, Hana, from Shevington High School, added, “Being an Apprentice has provided me with so many opportunities to progress in my career and as a person. The trip to London to meet other Apprentices was fantastic as I was able to network and hear of other inspirational Apprenticeship journeys. I’m looking forward to the career ahead of me.”
Lorraine Groch, Vice Principal of Wigan & Leigh College, commented, “The students have clearly made a great impression to be selected from millions of Apprentices from across the country to attend such a prestigious event hosted by the Government. Both Lewis and Hana are a credit to the College’s thriving Apprenticeship programme.”
To find out more information on Apprenticeships at Wigan & Leigh College visit www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/apprenticeships