“My interest in education came from my parents. Mum was a school secretary, Dad was a Mechanical Engineering teacher at Peterborough Technical College. Through them I saw the benefits of education at all levels, in particular apprenticeships that offered real hand-on experience. They taught me and I still firmly believe that Education is the way to have choices about your future, to make your own decisions and to have some control over the outcome of your own life.

“I am passionate about the opportunities offered to people of all ages through combining training, the workplace and experiencing other cultures. As Liberal Democrats we have always promoted closer links and exchanges across Europe.

Apprenticeships for over 25s

Apprenticeship schemes do not limit learning to the young and offer a chance for all to change the direction of their career and their future. These schemes are helping the UK develop a highly skilled and experienced workforce and give employers access to employees who have experienced the world of work. To read more https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-guide-to-apprenticeships

The European Erasmus Plus Scheme is open to students studying at University as well as those doing Vocational and Educational Training (VET) and adds the fun of experiencing life in a different country to an Educational and Workplace experience. A new European apprenticeship scheme has been piloted recently and will bring similar benefits to UK apprentices. Opportunities like this must not be lost.

Get Involved

Over the summer we will be looking for apprenticeship students to contribute to an event around #EUfuture culminating in an event in Brussels in September. Would you be interested?

Please submit a short video of under 1 minute to; judith@judithbunting.co.uk

 “What is it about your apprenticeship that has helped you succeed?”

You can make something, speak to us, show us your skill on camera, or take a photo of your proudest achievement.

In sending us this information you allow Judith Bunting and her team to view and use your statement as part of the research into effective apprenticeships. Your contact details will be stored in order to respond to your entry to the competition. If you no longer wish to be considered for the competition you may withdraw at any time and will need to request this in writing to the same email address. To read more about this go to www.libdems.org.uk/privacy

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