An awards ceremony to congratulate three apprentices on their efforts in completing an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture was held at Tods Aerospace in Crewkerne on Friday morning. The certificates were presented to Sophie Scott, Jake Oliver and Andrew Roberts by Marcus Fysh MP, following an address given by Rob Ludford the Managing Director of Tods who said: “As a recent newcomer to Tods Aerospace it is very encouraging to see a business prepared to continually invest in its future talent through apprenticeships and other training. Without these programmes the UK skills gap will only widen. Tods Aerospace are currently positioning itself to take advantage of the emerging composite opportunities and these newly qualified engineers are the key to our success.”
Presenting the certificates to the successful apprentices, Marcus Fysh MP said: “The UK has the potential to expand our export base following Brexit and this area has some world leading industries providing incredible opportunities for young people. Parents should understand the value of apprenticeships and the benefits that a technical education can provide. It has been a pleasure to be invited here again today.”
Tods Aerospace at Cropmead Trading Estate in Crewkerne, specialise in advanced composite materials for Aerospace applications. The company delivers a four year apprenticeship in conjunction with Yeovil College.