South East MEP hosts young apprentices in European Parliament
Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East of England, has this week hosted a trip for apprentices in Brussels. The trip was designed to help raise awareness of the opportunities available to young people throughout the EU as part of the Erasmus+ Programme.
Judith, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education in Europe, says: “Education is so important for young people. Through proper training, we can ensure all children, regardless of background of privilege, are given the best shot at life.”
Judith, who worked for the BBC for over 30 years, during which time she produced a number of educational and science documentaries, was eager to highlight the variety of ways in which young people can learn. She says: “What we absolutely must not overlook is that fact that people respond differently to different kinds of education. Some thrive at university, but many don’t, and that’s why I was so keen to meet with some of the apprentices working hard across the South East.
“These are young adults who benefit from a more hands-on approach, and it’s my hope that after this week, they’ll have a better idea of what wonderful opportunities there are available to them and their friends throughout the EU.”
The apprentices were hosted in the European Parliament on Tuesday evening where they were given the opportunity to hear from a number of MEPs and a representative from EUROCHAMBERS, an organisation that advocates for improved opportunities for young entrepreneurs in the EU through the Erasmus+ Programme.
On their final day, the apprentices were taken to European Parliament Visitor’s Centre, which included both an educational talk and a Q&A on the EU and its institutions, as well as a tour of the European Parliament Hemicycle, the Brussels debating chamber.