MP for Chichester visits local RSPCA centre

The MP for Chichester Gillian Keegan visited the RSPCA’s Mount Noddy centre today to learn more about the work of the charity.

Gillian Keegan was particularly interested in learning more about the RSPCA apprenticeships scheme which are run in conjunction with Chichester college.

The RSPCA started running apprenticeships in 2017 and has already had excellent take-up amongst its employees with 90 currently undertaking study alongside their work.

Laura Swan, apprenticeships development manager at the RSPCA, said: “We are very proud of offering such a diverse range of courses to help our hard working staff to improve on their skillset from veterinary nurses to digital marketers. The feedback has been really positive and we are pleased to have such a high take up and to be able to share this with MP Gillian Keegan today.”

MP Gillian Keegan said: “I have really enjoyed learning more about the RSPCA and meeting some of their talented apprentices working here in West Sussex. The programmes they are studying range from veterinary nursing to digital marketing and equine grooming, giving more young people the opportunity to specialise and apply their new skills in the workplace.

I also enjoyed meeting the adorable animals in the care of the wonderful staff at Mount Noddy, and I hope they find a loving home soon.”

Mount Noddy rehoming centre is located in the village of Eartham and is part of the RSPCA’s Sussex Chichester and District branch. The centre provides care and assistance to abandoned, abused and neglected cats and dogs. You can see all of the animals available for rehoming at the centre here.

To find out more about the RSPCA please visit: https://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo