DEVIZES MP Claire Perry says she has done her bit to support the Government backed National Apprenticeship Service by taking on two of her own.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week she revealed that one of her former apprentices Georgia Mundy has now got a permanent job in her Westminster office.

Miss Mundy, 20, whose family live in Pewsey and is a former pupil at St John's School, Marlborough said: "In October 2015 I started a business administration apprenticeship with Claire in her Devizes office.

"Taking the apprenticeship was the best decision I have ever made - I wasn't 100 per cent convinced about university and was at first apprehensive about learning on the job but it has been such an interesting and rewarding experience.

"I’ve had great support from Wiltshire College to complete my apprenticeship and I’ve now been promoted to be Claire's Parliamentary Secretary, in Westminster, managing her London diary and other responsibilities.

"Every day is different, and can be really challenging, but it is great fun too – I have met many famous people including the Prime Minister and Boris Johnson.

"I would highly recommend the apprenticeship route to anyone unsure about their future career plans."

Devizes brewery Wadworth is also celebrating with two other its apprentices who have achieved the advanced level in business administration after joining the firm

Two apprentices at Wadworth brewery in Devizes have successfully completed their apprenticeships achieving the Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Business Administration award after joining the family brewer 18 months ago.

Cameron Whittle, 19, was following a family tradition of working for the brewery when he joined two years ago. He started as a marketing apprentice and will continue his apprenticeship to gain higher qualifications.

He is now getting more involved in digital marketing and also gained his HGV Category C driving licence with Wadworth.

Maisie Hale, 19, also joined at 17 and has worked in the company’s human resources department. She originally joined Wadworth as a business administration apprentice.

Chris Welham, chief executive, said: “We are committed to training great talent with our apprenticeship programme. We have over 50 apprentices in our pub estate at any one time and it has been great having both Maisie and Cameron training at the brewery. It’s exciting that we are able to grow the skills of talented people in this way. We have an in-depth development plan created by our Learning and Development team and all of our apprentices undertake assessments and set assignments to ensure they are able to put the theory they have learned into practice."