Gerald Vernon-Jackson finds out more about what it means to have one of the 7070 apprenticeship places created in Portsmouth in the past 4 years.

Gerald Vernon-Jackson spent an afternoon shadowing Natalie O’Hara, a Level 3 Business Administration apprentice at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.

The Liberal Democrats have created 7070 apprenticeships in Portsmouth since 2010 to help provide opportunity for everyone.

“Apprenticeships are an important route into work for millions of young people up and down the country. That is why I wanted to see first-hand what a difference apprenticeships are making and what it means to be an apprentice working in Portsmouth,” commented Gerald Vernon-Jackson, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Portsmouth South.

Natalie added,

“I have learnt an enormous amount as an apprentice. It’s great to have the ability to work and gain a qualification at the same time.”

David Cooper, Chief Executive of the Kings Theatre Trust commented,

“As an employer, I’m a real advocate for apprenticeships. Our apprentices at the Kings have proven themselves to be a great asset to the theatre and the team working here.”

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