Get Witham Working Event 2015

11th December 2015

Local people interested in securing apprenticeship places turned up at the Apprenticeship Fair hosted by Witham MP and Employment Minister Priti Patel at New Rickstones Academy [27 November 2015]. Businesses in attendance included London Stansted Airport, Mumford and Wood and Simarco International. Businesses looking to recruit new apprentices met young people eager to start an apprenticeship. Priti, who has held a number of jobs and apprenticeship fairs in her constituency as part of her Get Witham Working campaign, said:

“It was great to see a strong turnout of young people interested in pursuing an apprenticeship and I am grateful to all of the businesses and organisations who attended to showcase their apprenticeships and training courses.”

“Apprenticeships offer young people in my constituency excellent opportunities to earn and learn. Over the last five years the number of apprenticeship starts in my constituency doubled the number in the previous five year period I am working with schools and businesses to secure more apprenticeships in the years ahead.”

“I commend the many local businesses who are keen to recruit apprentices and am confident that the Apprenticeship Fair will lead to a number of my constituents securing employment and training. As the economy grows and unemployment falls in the Witham constituency, it is important that new employment and apprenticeship opportunities are found to support the aspirations of all young people in the area.”

Businesses and organisations that attended in 2015:

1.      3aaa – Aspire Achieve Advance Apprenticeships

2.      Abellio Greater Anglia

3.      Aldi Stores Ltd.

4.      Avon

5.      Babcock International Group

6.      Beta Pharmaceuticals Ltd

7.      Big Cars

8.      Bluebird Care

9.      Braintree District Council

10.  Colchester Institute on behalf of Skills Funding Agency – National Apprenticeship Service Work Experience Team

11.  Essex Business Machines

12.  Essex County Council – Vocational Training Centre

13.  Finishing Touches Etc

14.  Ford

15.  Galliard Homes

16.  Ginger Nut Training

17.  Ignite Business

18.  Lifestyle Promotions

19.  Magic Thermodynamic Box Ltd

20.  McDonalds

21.  Mumford & Wood

22.  Northumbrian Water Group

23.  Prince’s Foundation for Building Community

24.  Red Recruit Global

25.  Simarco International Ltd.

26.  Skills Funding Agency – National Apprenticeship Service

27.  St George Nursing Home

28.  Stanstead Airport Limited & Stanstead Airport Employment and Skill Academy

29.  The Claridon Group and South Essex College

30.  Tiptree Patisserie, part of the Wilkin and Sons

31.  Velta International

32.  Village Glass

33.  Witham Job Centre Plus

34.  Zero Three Care Homes





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A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: [email protected] with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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