MID Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames has visited the Steve Willis Training Centres in Burgess Hill to learn about the gas, plumbing and electrical apprenticeships on offer.

Sir Nicholas spoke to trainees in the workshop and asked why they have opted for the apprenticeship route to start their careers.

Managing Director Steve Willis said: "We are pleased that Mr Soames is interested in what we are doing for apprenticeships and how it compares with provision at local colleges.

"More than 500 apprentices have qualified with us since we started delivering apprenticeships in 2004, and they benefit from our close links with employers across the region."