11 February 2020
A picture of Worcester MP meets Sanctuary Group apprentices

A group of inspirational apprentices met with Worcester MP Robin Walker to share their experiences of apprenticeships.

Jessie Simms, Libby Harris and Sam Jones, who all work for Sanctuary Group, took part in a question and answer session with Mr Walker during National Apprenticeship Week (NAW).

Jessie, a carpentry apprentice, accountancy apprentice Libby and business administration apprentice Sam had the opportunity to talk about their different roles with the leading social housing and care provider.

The group spoke about the impact their apprenticeships have had on preparing them for the world of work and were also given chance quiz the city’s MP on subjects such as his career and politics.

They were joined by Sanctuary Group Chief Executive Craig Moule for the session, which marked the end of five days of events celebrating NAW.

Assistant accountancy apprentice Libby said: “It was a privilege to meet with Robin and speak to him about my role at Sanctuary. I have learned so much through my apprenticeship and feel that it has given me the foundations to build my career.”

Robin Walker MP commented: “I am a huge supporter of apprenticeships and it was wonderful to hear Jessie, Libby and Sam speak so passionately about the work they do.

“Today’s apprentices are the workforce of tomorrow and it is so important that organisations like Sanctuary provide them with these fantastic opportunities.”

Sanctuary’s award-winning national apprenticeship programme offers a wide variety of programmes, from level two up to degree level. It was established in 2008 and has since supported almost 2,000 people into work, both directly and through development partners.