George Hollingbery meets apprentices at Waterlooville company

Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery recently visited weapons testing equipment maker Serco in Waterlooville to see the facilities and talk to staff and apprentices.

George met with design and test manager Kevin Clutton, contract director Chris Hammond and apprentices Sam Targett and Oliver Bodenham to discuss the company, its work and the opportunities for young people at the firm.

During the visit, George was invited to attend two apprentice graduations at the Wellington Gate-based company later in the year.

“Serco undertake high-technology work making testing equipment for weapons systems and this is of enormous support and importance to our armed forces, so it was good to meet managers and staff and see some of this work in action right here in Waterlooville,” said George.

“It was also great to meet apprentices who are learning top-quality skills at Serco that will enable them to flourish in the years to come and make an important contribution to Britain’s economy.

“I very much look forward to visiting the company again later this year to see the apprentice graduations and catch up with Sam and Oliver.”

Chris Hammond said: “It was great to meet George and to be able to show him some of the work we do here, particularly in support of our armed forces.  We were also able to show him some of the projects our apprentices are working on.”