Defence Manufacturing: Employment

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons at on 19 February 2024.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

My Tewkesbury constituency contains a lot of aerospace manufacturing, particularly for the defence sectors, but those companies have long complained to me that they cannot attract enough young people, particularly to take engineering jobs. The all-party parliamentary group on aerospace, which I co-chair, has the objective of enticing young people to go into engineering or at least consider it as a career. Will the Government do anything more to persuade young people to consider taking up the engineering opportunities that are there?