Sutton’s MP attends graduation ceremony for local training firm CSR Group

30th September 2015

Andrew Mitchell MP attended the graduation ceremony for Sutton-based CSR Group’s latest graduates.

CSR Group was established in the Royal Town in 2006 to deliver specialist scientific training to students. Since that time they have collaborated with nationally and internationally renowned awarding bodies to develop qualifications and an apprenticeship framework that can be tailored to each specific scientific industry.

CSR staff are all experienced, qualified lecturers with wide ranging backgrounds in scientific industry, allowing them to deliver training to employers across the country either within the organisations, or at local training centres.

The apprenticeship scheme has a success rate of over 90%. The ceremony in July saw apprentices and their families joined by representatives from their places of employment, CSR Group staff and other notable invitees, including Helen Wright of CogentSkills – the UK’s strategic body for skills in the Science industries and Richard Halliday from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Andrew Mitchell said “congratulations to all those who have graduated today, and to CSR Group for everything they have done to encourage apprenticeships in the scientific sector. Apprenticeships are crucial in tackling unemployment in Britain, and I am glad that a Sutton-based company is showing such initiative and success in this area”.

Local Councillor Meirion Jenkins, Shadow Cabinet member for skills, learning and culture was in attendance and said “It’s great to see the way in which these students have been able to combine academic qualifications with links to industry.”

Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP with CSR Group Graduates',