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Chemoxy apprentice meets with UK Prime Minister to promote vocational training

Posted on April 10, 2013
Chemoxy Apprentice, Jacob Young, with UK Prime Minister, David Cameron

Chemoxy Apprentice, Jacob Young, with UK Prime Minister, David Cameron

Chemoxy is proud to support the training and development of young people in the Chemical industry and is a strong advocate of apprentices. Recently one of Chemoxy’s apprentices, Jacob Young, met with the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, to promote vocational apprenticeships.

Jacob asked what more the Government can do to reduce the stigma surrounding apprenticeships in light of the choice between them and academic study and says he was “delighted” with his response.

Mr Cameron said there had been a significant increase in young people taking apprenticeships in the North-east.

He said it should be a normal aspiration for youngsters leaving school to look towards an apprenticeship or further study and that an apprenticeship could count towards further academic qualifications.

Jacob said: “I was delighted the Prime Minister was able to give me such a detailed answer and that he felt passionately that apprenticeships should be a respected and integral part of the development of young people.

Jacob also won praise from Steve Grant, the managing director of TTE, for his confidence in asking the question.

“Jacob is a credit to Teesside Training & Enterprise and his future employer, Chemoxy. His confidence in raising this important aspect of policy demonstrates how a good apprenticeship can reach all parts of a young person’s development.”