Apprentice training facility plans welcomed in Gloucester
PLANS to train apprentices on a business park in Barnwood have been welcomed.
The Gloucestershire Training Group, which tutors people in manufacturing and engineering, wants to take over buildings at Barnwood Point. It has applied for planning permission in a bid to expand its operations to cope with spiralling numbers.
A spokesman for the company, currently based at Chancel Close, said: "GTG's apprentice numbers have risen substantially over the last few years and they have outgrown their present building; they now need to move to new, better adapted accommodation.
"Barnwood Point is able to offer a ready-made 'shell' building whose exterior will not require modification, meaning only an internal fit-out will be needed to suit GTG's requirements."
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The application has already won the support of GFirst chief executive David Owen and Gloucester MP Richard Graham.
In a letter to planners, Mr Graham said: "GTG not only provides many job opportunities for those already in the world of work, but also enables young people to gain the necessary skills required in the workplace, particularly through apprenticeships."
And top engineering firms have also thrown their weight behind the application.
Brian Marsh, group safety manager for Renishaw, welcomed the bid.
He said: "GTG fulfil a crucial role in the development of young engineers and is the only training supplier within the county who can offer training to the standard expected of industry.
"Their move to another premises is not only vital for this training continuing to be delivered to a high standard but as a way of cementing future provision for many generations of apprentices to come."