Engineering skills high on MPs agenda

30 October 2013 #SMMT News

Last week (Thursday 24 October), a cross-party group of parliamentarians visited the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking where engineering skills were high on the agenda.

Commenting on the visit, Richard Burden MP, Shadow Transport Minister and Chair of the Motor APPG, said, “Our cross-party parliamentary group meet to address issues of strategic importance to UK automotive industry and our visit to McLaren this week was the perfect example of that. We have not only seen why the McLaren Group is such a successful motorsport team, but why the Group is leading innovation in automotive production, engineering and manufacturing too.

“The partnerships developing in Woking to apply automotive technologies to other industries is incredibly exciting. As we look to scale up low-carbon innovation and build skills for a new generation of employees to strengthen UK automotive for the future, we can certainly learn a lot from McLaren’s innovation and growth.”

Alan Foster, Operations Director, McLaren Automotive said, “McLaren is at the forefront of British engineering and recognises the importance that this sector is playing in rebalancing the UK’s economy.

“It has been brilliant to see a diverse group of parliamentarians taking such a keen interest in McLaren and the wider technology sector, and we have enjoyed taking this opportunity to discuss ideas for future growth, including the issue of promoting engineering to the next generation.”

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