Aspire showcase Apprenticeship programmes to MP's at the House of Commons

As part of the Made in the Black Country Showcase Exhibition, Aspire are attending to showcase their Apprenticeship programmes.

Aspire showcase Apprenticeship programmes to MP's at the House of Commons

The Black Country LEP has joined forces with Ian Austin MP for Dudley North for the second time to showcase goods and services in the Black Country to MPs on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at the Houses of Parliament.

The UK government is committed to 3,000,000 apprenticeship starts in the UK  in the 2015 – 2020 period. In the Black Country, there has been c13,000 Apprenticeship starts across the Black Country every year since 2012/13 with small variations each year. The Black Country LEP recognise that the region needs to significantly increase the number of apprenticeships and with Aspire are showcasing today how they are working with companies to meet that target.

From 11am – 3pm MPs will be able to visit the exhibition to speak to companies from Sadlers Ales to A&M EDM to Boss Design, Aspire and Ibstock Brick showcasing the best of the Black Country including goods and services across the following sectors: housing; automotive; sport; engineering; education; aerospace; foundry and creative industries.

Aspire are proud to be attending today, to showcase the Apprentice programmes that are running in the Black Country to support teaching and learning in the region's schools and organisations.

James Trowman, Aspire Business Development Director said: "Apprentices are the key to the future of a companies business. We have been employing and training Apprentices for the past six years and the impact and support that an Apprentice can add to a school or organisation is immeasurable. An Apprenticeship is also a great way for people to enter the workforce, offering them the chance to develop skills, qualifications and work experience which will help them throughout their career, as well as providing them with a paying job."


Ian Austin MP for Dudley North said: “I grew up in Dudley, I love the Black Country and I’m proud of it.

“I want people in London to understand that we are bringing new industries and new jobs to the area to strengthen the local economy and boost prosperity.”

“That’s why I’m delighted to be able to organise this event in Parliament again this year, where our brilliant local companies can show off their work to MPs from across the country.”


For further information about the Black Country and the Black Country LEP visit

For more information on Aspire Apprenticeships click here