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Cameron meets Carillion’s apprentices

1 Nov 13 Prime minister David Cameron paid a visit to Carillion’s Wolverhampton offices yesterday (31/10/13) to deliver a pat on the back for the company’s apprenticeship programme.

The PM takes questions from Carillion employees
The PM takes questions from Carillion employees

Carillion claims to be the largest single employer of construction apprentices in the UK, training around 10% of the construction sector’s apprentices through its network of 13 training centres, it says.

Mr Cameron took questions from a meeting of around 180 members of staff and spoke about Carillion’s important role in new infrastructure projects.

While in Wolverhampton, Mr Cameron also announced Carillion’s latest contract success – a £70m project to upgrade the M6 between J10a and J13, which will increase capacity by improving traffic flow and relieving congestion.

Mr Cameron said: “It is great to be here and hugely welcome to see the work that Carillion does. You are doing some inspiring things, such as building new schools and hospitals and are at the forefront with the work you do with apprentices.”

Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: ''We were delighted to welcome the Prime Minister to Carillion. We know that a strong apprenticeship system is key to encouraging economic growth by providing ourselves, our supply chain and the construction sector as a whole, with highly-trained individuals with up to date skills as well as providing an important career path for young people.”

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