Kelvin Hughes expands its apprenticeship scheme

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Priti Patel recently visited Enfield to welcome the announcement that a local business is expanding its apprenticeship scheme. Kelvin Hughes, a company which specialises in the design and supply of navigation and surveillance systems, has announced it has hired three new apprentices.

The company launched its apprenticeship scheme in August 2014 and works in partnership with Hertford Regional College and other local colleges to deliver the scheme. The apprentices will work four days a week at Kelvin Hughes, while studying towards their NVQ qualifications.

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Priti Patel, said: “It’s great news that Kelvin Hughes is expanding its apprenticeship scheme and giving more people the opportunity to get a real job with training. They will join the 2.1 million people who have already started an apprenticeship since 2010.

Apprenticeships are good for business, helping employers to develop the skilled workforce that they need to grow and compete. That’s why we are committed to increasing the number of apprenticeships further still, as part of the government’s long term economic plan.”

Kelvin Hughes’ chief executive Russell Gould, said: “Apprenticeships are important to ensure we’re bringing young people through with the skills we need. And by creating real career opportunities, we’re also giving something back to the local community and helping the wider economy.”