Prime Minister, David Cameron, visited Oxford Energy Academy in Witney in October to officially open the new BPEC accredited Apprentice Training Centre.

Mr Cameron toured the purpose-built training centre and chatted to Pre-Apprentice Level 1 and Apprentice Level 3 students, who then showed him the gas rate tests and combustion analysis they were working on.

During his visit, Mr Cameron, also toured Oxford Energy Academy’s specially designed workshop facility which is used for training existing engineers in gas, plumbing and renewable energy.

After cutting the ribbon he chatted with company directors Chris Foley and David Bendell about the future training needs of the local plumbing industry due to the increased demand for more energy efficient systems.

"Apprenticeships can be a big part not just of tackling unemployment but also in making sure our economic recovery is for all and that is why centres like this one set up by the Oxford Energy Academy are so important,” said Mr Cameron. “I have very much enjoyed my visit today and wish you all the success for the future."