East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is one of a number of MPs backing National Apprenticeship Week which runs from 4-8th March.

National Apprenticeship Week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. During the week employers and apprentices from across England will come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.

Sir Greg, who has previously presented local apprenticeship awards, has highlighted their benefit to local businesses. He said: “Every time a local company hires an apprentice, their bottom line gets a boost.  Some small businesses are missing out because they have not taken on an apprentice. Many assume that they are difficult to ister and will involve a short-term cost.

I am urging local businesses in East Yorkshire to consider employing an apprentice If they don’t have one already”.

He added: “Delivering the best skills is a crucial part of our economic plan for Britain. More apprenticeships mean more opportunities for young people, giving them financial security and Britain a better future.”

Pictured: Sir Greg with constituent and hospitality apprentice
Myc Warrick Dunn