KEY ACHIEVEMENTS NUMBER 7: THE CEMAST CENTRE & APPRENTICESHIPS

Ensuring that young people are equipped with the skills they need to get on in life must be a priority and I am extremely proud that the Gosport constituency has had the highest number of apprenticeship starts in Hampshire - nearly 9,490 since 2010. 49% of these were in the engineering and manufacturing technologies sector, demonstrating the strength of these industries in our area. The new CEMAST skills centre at the Daedalus Enterprise Zone now has 900 students on its roll who are undertaking apprenticeships with companies such as Britten Norman, Vector Aerospace and BAE. The skills centre was a key priority for the Daedalus Strategy Group which is working to ensure that the Enterprise Zone meets its full potential and we fought hard to bring CEMAST to Daedalus and create skills training opportunities for young people & employers in our area.