Skip to main content

News

Search:
Filter by month:
01/11/2013
Prime Minister recognises Carillion’s work with apprentices in Black Country

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, was in the Black Country on 31 October, when he visited the head office of Carillion, the Wolverhampton-based integrated support services company where he met with apprentices.

Carillion is the largest single employer of construction apprentices in the UK, training around 10 per cent of the sector's apprentices through a national network of training centres.

Whilst in Wolverhampton, Mr Cameron announced Carillion's latest contract success - a £70 million 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."

The Black Country LEP congratulates Carillion for investing in a new generation of skilled staff to work on infrastructure projects.

The LEP is committed to helping Black Country companies train more young people through schemes like the Black Country Skills Factory apprentice wage subsidy for High Value Manufacturing companies taking on engineering apprentices.

Subsidies of up to £1,500 are offered to SME companies that have not taken on an engineering apprentice in the past 12 months, and are in addition to existing government grants.

For more information, visit the Black Country Skills Factory website.

Latest News

Go to news page
Black Country businesses can benefit from Gigabit scheme
08/11/2019
Time is running out for Black Country businesses to benefit from the national Gigabit Voucher scheme, enabling them to connect to faster and more reliable Gigabit broadband, due to high...
WMCA aims to take next step in fight against climate change
05/11/2019
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today released a status update on the development of its plans to tackle the climate change emergency across the region.
WMCA helps armed forces veterans to find new jobs and a home
05/11/2019
Armed forces veterans are benefiting from schemes set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority to help them start a new career and tackle homelessness.

Sign up to receive updates: