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MP tells Themis Apprentices they are helping people “fundamentally change the way they think about education.”

The MP for Burnley and Padiham has been telling Apprentices, Employers and Trainers at Themis they represent a huge part of the future of education.
Antony Higginbotham was at the £100 million pound Burnley College Campus as part of National Apprenticeship Week and the Year of the Themis Apprentice.


This is an opportunity to meet you, the incredible Apprentices, as well as to say ‘Thank you’ to all the amazing employers too.
As well as celebrating success though – it’s important to share the successes – because we need to fundamentally change the way Apprenticeships are viewed when it comes to post 16 education.

Antony Higginbotham

MP for Burnley and Padiham

Antony continued:

“University is great for some people, but it’s certainly not the route for everyone – and the scope of things you can achieve through other means of education is incredible. We need to think fundamentally about the building blocks we give school leavers to help them get in to work.
“Apprenticeships give young people the opportunity to learn with those who are ‘doing the doing’ – the on the job training and experience you can gain is unrivalled – also while earning a wage.
“Today is about saying thank you, but also finding out what’s working, what we need to work on and how we can share the message of the benefits of Apprenticeships – because together we can improve the future of education for everyone.”

The event was attended by representatives from VEKA UK, AMS Neve, Blackburn Distributions, Spiroflo, Fort Vale, GHA and Fitness Evolution along with their Apprentices.
Thank you to everyone who attended and made this such an informative and interesting event.
If you want to find out more about becoming a Themis Apprentice or how Themis can help you recruit and train the Best of the Best – the get in touch now. Email [email protected]


Jude Pearson

Former pupil at St John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School