Clive Betts MP discovered it’s a cut-throat world out there for young apprentices in Sheffield.
The Sheffield South East MP has discovered first-hand how young adults are starting out in new careers as apprentices in a number of different sectors - including barbering.
His visit to training provider esg. on Carver Street tied in with National Apprenticeship Week and included a cut-throat shaving demo by trainer Kevin Voyse.
After agreeing bravely to sit in the barber’s chair, Mr Betts said: “There are some great businesses here in Sheffield, but they are only as good as their employees.
“Recruiting apprentices is a tried and tested way of developing a home-grown stream of talented individuals - and there is more help and funding available to employers to do this than you would imagine.”
Regional sales manager Kelly Baily said: “It was great of Clive to come along, meet everyone and get stuck in, he was a great sport! We introduced him to our young learners and he saw for himself what esg. is doing to support them.”
Young people who are finishing school this summer also visited esg. for its open day to find out more about apprenticeships in sectors such as retail, business and child-care.