The annual In-Comm Training Awards was yet again a fantastic evening to recognise and celebrate some of the best of our region’s apprentices and ultimately the business leaders of the future.

The awards showcased the amazing things that apprentices are undertaking right across the West Midlands and highlighted how vocational learning continues to be a great way of developing our young people, providing them with a mix of theory, skills and practical experience.

I have always been a big supporter of Apprenticeships and the role they play in bridging the skills gap and there is nothing like being able to celebrate the success of our young people and hear directly about their experiences and their achievements. It was also good to hear at the awards from local West Midlands based businesses about the continued benefits of apprenticeships.

I was delighted to attend the awards and I would like to congratulate all of the winners and the employers who continue to invest their time and money into apprentices.