MP greets trainees at BAE site

Fylde MP Mark Menzies with Pav Bohgal and Joannes Sharples

Fylde MP Mark Menzies with Pav Bohgal and Joannes Sharples

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Two award-winning apprentices have met a local MP on his visit to their workplace.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies went to BAE Systems’ site at Warton to speak to Pav Bohgal, 21, and 22-year-old Joanne Sharples, from St Annes.

BAE has announced it will take on 568 apprentices in the coming year, including 94 will work on military aircraft design and production in Warton and Samlesbury.

Pav was named Best Apprentice of the Year at the North West Aerospace Alliance New Talent Awards.

Joanne has been recognised with the Outstanding Leadership gong for her work at BAE Samlesbury.

Mr Menzies spoke to the pair about the benefits of vocational training and their specific jobs at BAE Systems.

He said: “It was a delight to meet two young people who were so focussed on their roles and aware of the options which would be available to them once they had completed their training.

“Since coming into power, this Government has continuously recognised the value of apprenticeships and vocational training.”