Asghar welcomes company’s commitment to skills in visit to General Dynamics UK

Local Assembly Member Mohammad Asghar today (3 August) visited General Dynamics UK Ltd in his role as Shadow Secretary for Skills.
General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited is a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator working in partnership with government, military and private companies around the world.
General Dynamics UK opened its first facility in South Wales in 2001. Since then, the business has continued to expand and invest in the area, and now has three facilities in Oakdale and Merthyr Tydfil, which is home to the newly-opened Armoured Fighting Vehicle Assembly, Integration and Testing facility.
The Company offers a number of exciting opportunities for driven and bright graduates and apprentices who are looking for a career not just a job. As one of the world’s leading defence organisations, they offer high calibre programmes and valuable opportunities to broaden their experience and be a valued member of the team from day one.
Mohammad Asghar said:
“I would like to thank General Dynamics UK Ltd for allowing me to visit today and for their hospitality.”

“It gave me the opportunity to see at first hand the excellent work they are doing in providing training opportunities leading to badly needed high paid jobs in this part of Wales.”
“General Dynamics UK Ltd employ 550 highly skilled workers on the site of a former colliery and make a major contribution to the Welsh economy.” 
“They exemplify the need for Wales to upskill its workforce to attract more such companies to Wales and bring about the transformation of the Welsh economy.”