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Jeremy Corbyn & Gloria De Piero officially open Van Elle’s new Training Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

In recognition of Van Elle’s investment in the training, development and upskilling of its workforce over the past year, Jeremy Corbyn visited Van Elle’s office in Kirkby last week, accompanied by MP for Ashfield, Gloria De Piero, to officially open it’s new state-of-the-art training centre.

Both took time to speak with some of Van Elle’s workers and apprentices and listened to their opinions on the learning experiences and the opportunities the training centre offers.

Gloria De Piero said “It was great to visit the wonderful Van Elle in Kirkby with Jeremy Corbyn. The workers and apprentices all spoke frankly about the issues affecting their lives, which was really important for us to hear. Listening to the good experiences that Van Elle's apprentices are having was really interesting and uplifting and Jeremy and I took a lot of useful information away with us from that conversation. Thank you to everyone at Van Elle for making us so welcome.”

“As well as self-delivering an even larger proportion of our internal training requirements, we are now able to offer training and assessment services externally to Clients and other industry professionals” says Senior Group Director, Mick Mason. “The training centre is a £1m investment to the company and showcases our commitment to making sure that the training needs of the Van Elle and Construction Industry’s workforce are met”.