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07 Feb 2022

Mel Stride MP visits our Apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week


Apprentices at our Newton Abbot Centre have been lucky enough to have been visited by Mel Stride MP this week as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2022. Mr Stride has been an advocate of apprenticeships for a while, and has helped considerably with the increased number of young people starting apprenticeships. During his visit Mr Stride also caught up with our Group Operations Development Director Mark Down.

Mark said:

“We appreciate Mel continuing to fly the flag for apprenticeships. It was great for him to sit down with some of our apprentices and to discuss the range of courses we offer. These include a Level 2 Diploma in Care, as well as Plumbing and Electrical Apprenticeships. Anyone wanting more information can visit our website or give our team a ring on 01626 832374.”

Mel said:

“As ever, I was really impressed with the set up at The Focus Training Group here in Heathfield. Apprenticeships will be a key part of our economic bounce back from the pandemic, ensuring that a generational of young people who have been disproportionately impacted during the last two years can gain the skills and qualifications they need to embark on successful careers.”

For more information about National Apprenticeship Week 2022, you can visit

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