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Mc Menon representatives meet Gillian Keegan

McMenon honoured for commitment to the next generation

McMenon Engineering has been honoured for its commitment to developing the next generation.

McMenon CEO Anand Puthran and COO Shiby Bernard were invited to the Local Skills Champions’ Reception at 10 Downing Street by Workington MP Mark Jenkinson.

More than 100 people attended the Local Skills Champion reception, which was hosted by education secretary Gillian Keegan, after they were chosen from hundreds of nominations.

Anand said: “Being part of this event was truly fantastic and underscores McMenon's unwavering commitment to apprenticeships and education in our region.

“Thanks to Mark Jenkinson for inviting us to this prestigious event. We were honoured to take part in discussions that are shaping the future of the next generation – a cause we are incredibly passionate about at McMenon.”

Mr Jenkinson added: “I was delighted to welcome Anand and Shiby to No 10 to recognise them and McMenon Engineering as local skills champions.

“It was a great opportunity to celebrate the work they're doing to encourage skill development through employing local apprentices and workplace support.”

McMenon is committed to leaving a lasting legacy in the local community. The company has just held two Girls in Engineering Days for students from West Cumbrian Sixth Forms. This initiative aims to encourage more females to enter the engineering field, breaking down barriers and fostering equal opportunities.

McMenon also engages with local schools and colleges, working to inspire and encourage young students. And the Workington company supports community organisations and local youth sports teams.

Alongside this McMenon recognises the importance of apprenticeships in shaping the future of the company, there are currently 10 apprentices based at the Workington factory, across a range of disciplines.