Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, Sadiq Khan MP spoke to more than 60 local business owners about the importance of investing in young people and taking on apprenticeships.
The event was organised by South Thames College, which has almost 20,000 students across its campuses. Sadiq was invited to speak at the event as the local MP and as a local apprenticeship champion.
National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 9th – 13th March, and was first introduced by the Labour government in 2008.
As a Member of Parliament Sadiq takes part in the Parliamentary Apprenticeship scheme, and last year his apprentice was ex-Graveney student, Imogen.
Sadiq Khan MP said:
“It was a pleasure to be asked to speak to local business owners – to discuss how they can work with South Thames College to help young people fulfil their potential. Here in Wandsworth we have so many talented young people, just waiting to be found and have that talent nurtured.
“Apprenticeships are vital for helping young people to improve their skill levels, and gain better jobs in the future.
“I am delighted to hear that following the event, more than 20 businesses signed up to find out more about taking on an apprentice. What better way to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week?
“I will continue to support both the college and our business community to help our young people reach their potential.”