10th February 2021
A number of apprentices from the Marshall Centre got the opportunity to share their experiences with South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer today, not only marking National Apprenticeship Week but also recognising Marshall Group’s proud 100 year history of providing training opportunities for young people across the UK.
The team of four apprentices met with Lucy Frazer MP to talk about why they chose the apprenticeship route, share details about some of the projects they have been involved with as well as some insight into the challenges of working and studying through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Marshall Centre General Manager Dan Edwards explains: “It was a great honour to have Lucy Frazer, Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire spend time with apprentices from the Marshall Centre as part of the National Apprentice Week and I know that the apprentices enjoyed the unique opportunity to showcase their learning and share their varied experiences.
“We are incredibly proud to have been running an apprenticeship scheme since 1920 and believe that our role in helping to ‘build the future’ is probably more relevant now than at any other time in our history.”
Lucy Frazer MP commented:"I was delighted to meet with some of Marshall’s apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Marshall’s long history of life-changing placements is a huge benefit to our local area, and I was very impressed by the calibre of those currently taking part in their scheme.
Apprenticeships provide employers access to untapped potential and talent, and help us build the future by equipping young people with key skills. The Government is working hard to expand the number of apprenticeships that are available, as well as making it easier for employers to take on an apprentice”.
Marshall opened the Marshall Centre in Cambridge last year, dedicated to delivering training and education for lifelong learning, and is already supporting over 150 individuals at various stages of their apprenticeship journey which vary from one year business administration courses through to four year engineering degrees.
Whilst the vast majority of the current cohort sits within the Marshall Aerospace and Defence division of the group, predominantly focussed on aerospace and engineering, Marshall Centre is using its ‘main provider’ status to expand its offering to provide programmes for other businesses and aspires to be supporting over 700 apprentices across the globe by 2025.