Four Cobham apprentices travelled up to London in July to attend a House of Commons reception to celebrate the role of apprentices in the aerospace and defence sectors.
Four Cobham apprentices travelled up to London in July to attend
a House of Commons reception to celebrate the role of apprentices
in the aerospace and defence sectors.
Pictured L-R: Kenny Gregory, Amber Cartin, Tyrone Rutherford,
Alex Holt. Not in photo, James Coyne Downhill.
Tyrone Rutherford (Mission Systems, Wimborne), Amber Cartin
(Antenna Systems, Newmarket), James Coyne Downhill (Aviation
Services, Hurn) and Kenny Gregory (Antenna Systems, Marlow) mingled
and met with UK Government Ministers (including Secretary of State
of Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid
Javid and Nick Boles, Minister for Skills), Members of Parliament
and over ninety apprentices from a wide range of companies.
The reception, which was organised by the ADS trade association,
celebrated the 9,000 high quality apprenticeships provided by the
UK's aerospace, defence, security and space sector companies,
including Cobham. Our apprentices were able to meet their local
Member of Parliament and briefed them on Cobham, their
apprenticeship experience and their current role and
Tyrone felt that the visit "was a great networking opportunity,
I was able to share experiences with other apprentices from
multiple industries and on many different and varied career paths.
I was fortunate enough to meet Michael Tomlinson, the new MP for
Mid Dorset and North Poole who was very interested in our facility
in Wimborne and my professional development on the scheme. From
this event, it was encouraging to see the high level political
support for apprentices and skills in our sectors."