Education Secretary Gavin Williamson first visit underlines the vital role of further education and skills

Visiting the Royal Mail’s Mail Centre in Leeds, Mr Williamson met and spoke with some of the company’s 460 apprentices. They were joined by representatives from the ambulance service and children’s charity Action for Children both of which are benefitting from a share of Royal Mail’s apprenticeship levy funding.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, who earlier this week announced he would be leading the ministerial skills brief, said: “We are reforming technical education and apprenticeships are offering excellent options for everyone while helping our country build the skilled workforce it needs for a productive economy"