On Saturday 1st March, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with the City of Lincoln Council and their current apprenticeship cohort at an event at The Cornhill in the City Centre.
The celebratory day was designed and project managed by the City Council’s current apprentices with a view to engaging local young people and letting them know about the variety of apprenticeships available on their doorstep in the City.
A variety of apprenticeship trainers joined the event, bringing with them information and activities relating to their field of work. These included Lincoln College, Lincoln Co-op, First College and the National Apprenticeship Service among others.
The event was the fruit of six months careful preparation and planning for the City Council’s apprentices. It is something they are all particularly proud to have been involved with, from ideas, through finance, risk assessment to promotions.
Karl took part in the ‘Beer Goggle Challenge’ at the event and was watched by the City’s Sheriff and her Consort. They also all enjoyed the diverse selection of lollipops on offer.
Karl McCartney MP said:
“I am extremely grateful to the City of Lincoln Council’s apprentices for inviting me to this lively and engaging event at The Cornhill to spread the word about local apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. The energy and enthusiasm of young people in Lincoln never fails to impress me and these attributes were clearly evident once again among the apprentices on Saturday.
“We will only succeed as a City, a County and a Country when everyone is given the chance to reach their full potential, which is why events such as this celebratory day, and the Lincoln Jobs Fair I organised recently are so important.
“I am also pleased that our Conservative-led Government have dramatically increased the number of apprenticeships on offer compared to the last Labour Government. Record levels of apprenticeships, true, meaningful apprenticeships now may I remind you, are fantastic news for our Country, for Lincoln, and most of all for the people whose lives are being transformed by the opportunities they offer.”