WEST WORCESTERSHIRE MP Harriett Baldwin marked Apprenticeship Week with the news that she is recruiting an apprentice to join her Malvern team.

The MP runs an office in Malvern to help deal with constituent requests for assistance and during the pandemic, work-load has risen sharply with many local people and businesses looking for advice or just to share their views.

“It has been a very busy time for me and my office over the last year, first dealing with serious flooding in the area and then the multitude of requests for help from local people as the global pandemic took hold," said Mrs Baldwin, whose constituency includes Tenbury.

“The House of Commons allocates an increased budget to employ a team to help me out and I’ve just advertised for a caseworker to add to my busy team.

“I’ve also been keen to take on an apprentice and when conditions allow, I’ll be advertising for an apprentice to join the team and earn while they learn.”

National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories across the country.

Apprenticeship employers use the opportunity to promote the success of their apprentices and highlight the huge benefits to other employers, of all sizes, who are thinking of taking on an apprentice.

Apprentices across the country are also celebrated throughout the week, with engagement and events in schools and colleges. Many current and former apprentices will go back to school to tell their story, attracting the next generation of apprentices, so they too can fire up their future career.

Throughout the 14 years, National Apprenticeship Week has brought together apprenticeship supporters from across the country.

Mrs Baldwin’s job opportunity is being promoted through Malvern’s Jobcentre and can be viewed at.