Richard Graham is the MP for Gloucester and campaigns on policies and issues in the best long term interests of his Gloucester constituents. MPs debate, vote on and amend new and existing laws – as well as raising issues brought to them by constituents in the House and championing investment and improvement in Gloucester.
For over a decade Richard has had an apprentice in his office and has championed the cause of increasing the number of apprenticeships in Gloucester – to reduce youth unemployment, give opportunities to young people and help Gloucester businesses and other organisations (including the NHS) to have the right resources.
Some years ago Richard strongly encouraged the University of Gloucestershire to provide more health skills, working with them to become a pilot project for the new Nursing Associates Higher Apprenticeship qualification, has supported their expansion of health skills provision and is working with them on the Gloucester City Centre Levelling Up Fund bid to transform the ex Debenhams site into a teaching health campus. He has also worked with Gloucestershire College to promote their apprenticeships and to launch their Cyber Higher Apprenticeships.
Joining SWAAN as an Ambassador offers the opportunity for networking and information on what’s happening across the region. It also gives our apprentice the opportunity to gain additional skills, connections and opportunities.