Two Barnsley apprentices stole the show at an event urging Sheffield City Region businesses to maintain their commitment to young learners despite Brexit worries.
Lucy Cowley, 20, and Rhiannon Birkin 17, took to the stage at The Source’s National Apprenticeship Week Question Time: Skills Event to talk about their budding careers.
They explained how learning while working was paying off for them at Stocksbridge-based environmental consultants Enzygo and award-winning seals manufacturer mechanical AESSEAL.
The event also featured rallying speeches and startling research detailing how the region could be affected.
Paul Johnson, senior economic policy manager at the SCR, gave an illuminating talk on how Brexit could negatively affect the region’s economy and reduce its workforces.
Source CEO Trisha Smith and Andrew Denniff, Chief Executive of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber stressed the need for continued skills training to the audience ofSMEs from across the SCR.