WEST Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has urged youngsters to climb the ladder to success in the scaffolding industry.

As part of her efforts backing a national campaign to get more construction companies to take on apprentices, Mrs Baldwin met up with Jon Stone from Malvern Scaffolding to talk about the challenges this presents.

She said: "Malvern Scaffolding is a well-known local company with contracts all over the county and in Birmingham and recruits some of its staff through apprenticeships. As more and more construction projects get underway across the region, the company is eager to recruit and train more young people.

“Scaffolders are in high demand and can command great salaries so it's a high-flying and demanding job and these skills are very valuable. Vacancies are at an all-time high and there are plenty of opportunities for people who want more vocationally-based education. I have offered Jon my help to try and make sure that we spread the word that the sky’s the limit when it comes to a job in scaffolding.”