Duke of York shows his support for Kick Start Kent apprenticeship campaign

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, recently visited Maidstone Museum to show his support for apprenticeships and the KM Group campaign to get more businesses in Kent hiring apprentices.

He told the guests: “We have got to give young people the skills to carry on where we have left off. It is more about legacy. I know that in virtually every case when somebody has taken on an apprentice they have said a few months later ‘why the hell didn’t we do it before?’ Don’t think that this is a onetime thing. You have got to consider long term and work amongst yourselves and with each other and I can appreciate that there are lots of people in the local community who have knowledge you can all use. I wish you all success.”

KM Group chairman Geraldine Allinson said: “The fact the Duke of York came to support the Kick Start Kent campaign is a testament to how important it is to get more people into apprenticeships. The KM Group took on its first editorial apprentice last year and we are reaping the benefits. Yet there are many companies out there which could train an employee ideally suited to their businesses’ needs. We urge them to sign up to the Kick Start Kent campaign.”