£3.16 million building work at Stainless Metalcraft
Skills training and apprenticeships are more important than ever as we recover from the pandemic and level up across the country, so it was great to join a key stage in the £3.16 million building work at Stainless Metalcraft in Chatteris with the formal sod cutting. Commercial Director Martin Lawrence and the whole team at Metalcraft have done an amazing job in developing apprenticeships over many years - in fact it was one of my first visits when I was elected as an MP to discuss their work on apprenticeships - and this investment builds on their fantastic track record and will open doors for many more over the years ahead.Despite the heavy rain it was a very happy event joining Chatteris Councillors Anne Hay and Ian Benny, Fenland District Council Leader Chris Boden, Mayor Dr Nik Johnson, and Cromwell College and Neale Wade Principals Jane and Graham Horn to mark this key milestone in construction. The new facility is due to be completed by Spring 2022 and will provide between 80 -130 apprentices each year. Alongside the new £14 million investment at the Cromwell College in Chatteris which I visited earlier this month, it is a big step forward in developing talent in Chatteris and across North East Cambridgeshire.