Apprenticeships APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To provide a forum for parliamentarians and employers to discuss how to promote the role of high quality apprenticeships.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Apprenticeships

1. Provider guide to delivering high-quality apprenticeships
01/04/2021 - Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
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Found: Provider guide to delivering high-quality apprenticeships A guide for training providers that currently

2. Higher and degree apprenticeships
01/10/2019 - Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
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Found: Higher and degree apprenticeships - GOV.UK document

3. Statutory notice to IfATE
18/06/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: Statutory Notice to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education Presented to

4. Statutory notice to IfATE
18/06/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) regarding level 8 apprenticeships.

5. How to use the apprenticeships standards revision status report
24/02/2021 - Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
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Found: Guidance How to use the apprenticeships standards revision status report This

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Apprenticeships

1. Apprenticeship Levy
11/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: since I secured my first debate, which was on apprenticeships, in this very Chamber. Ten years on from the - Speech Link
2: However, as the Minister with responsibility for apprenticeships immediately prior to the 2010 election, I wonder - Speech Link
3: then—all of us recognised that some work on apprenticeships had been done under the Government in which - Speech Link

2. Apprenticeships
04/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: agreed by everyone: we want more good-quality apprenticeships. When the Government announced their intention - Speech Link

3. Apprenticeships: SMEs
13/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered apprenticeships in small and medium-sized enterprises.It - Speech Link

4. Apprenticeships: Gender Segregation
11/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: any gender segregation in publicly funded apprenticeships in different (1) sectors, and (2) occupations - Speech Link
2: My Lords, we are committed to ensuring that apprenticeships in all sectors and at all levels are accessible - Speech Link
3: consider introducing part-time and flexible apprenticeships, which would help attract more women into higher-paid - Speech Link

5. Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020
12/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: relief at the hardest-hit sectors. To enable apprenticeships to continue during the pandemic, we introduced - Speech Link
2: after many years of falling into abeyance, apprenticeships came back into prominence in 1994 when the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Apprenticeships
1. Apprenticeships
asked by: Peter Dowd
16/07/2019
... how many apprenticeships were created in 2018 as a result of capital infrastructure projects.

2. Apprenticeships
asked by: Barry Sheerman
01/04/2019
...000 in 2017-18; and what steps he is taking to meet the Government’s target of three million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

3. Institute for Apprenticeships
asked by: Catherine McKinnell
16/01/2019
... (ii) Ministers in his Department and (iii) officials in his Department have had with the Institute for Apprenticeships since it was established.

4. Institute for Apprenticeships
asked by: Gordon Marsden
03/05/2018
... when he plans to provide the answer referred to.

5. Institute for Apprenticeships
asked by: Gordon Marsden
01/05/2018
... whether the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills has held meetings with the panel of apprentices that reports to the Board of the Institute for Apprenticeships.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Karin Smyth Portrait
Karin Smyth
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bristol South
Joined: 24th November 2016
Jonathan Gullis Portrait
Jonathan Gullis
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 24th September 2020
Jim McMahon Portrait
Jim McMahon
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Oldham West and Royton
Joined: 28th September 2017
Andrew Jones Portrait
Andrew Jones
Officer
Conservative - Harrogate and Knaresborough
Joined: 5th November 2019
Richard Holden Portrait
Richard Holden
Officer
Conservative - North West Durham
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Aberdare Portrait
Lord Aberdare
Officer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Fox Portrait
Lord Fox
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 18th July 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Electric Aviation , Motor
Lord Young of Norwood Green Portrait
Lord Young of Norwood Green
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Karin Smyth MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Email: karin.smyth.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Natasha Brewis, Connect, Third Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank London SW1P 4QP . Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: ApprenticeshipsAPPG@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://connectpa.co.uk/apprenticeships/

Benefits in Kind
Date
21 Jan 2021
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group’s secretariat: Amazon, BAE Systems, University of Salford, KPMG, Co-Op, Microsoft, London South Bank University, Open University, Federation of Awarding Bodies and WMG at the University of Warwick   From : 21/01/2021 To : 20/01/2022
Value
£49,501
Date
21 Jan 2020
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group’s secretariat: Battersea Power Station, KPMG, BAE Systems, Heathrow, Microsoft, Amazon, Open University, London South Bank University, Salford University and WMG at the University of Warwick   From : 21/01/2020 To : 20/01/2021
Value
£49,501
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group’s secretariat: Battersea Power Station, KPMG, BAE Systems, Heathrow Microsoft, Amazon, Open University, London South Bank University and WMG at the University of Warwick   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£49,501
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Battersea, Semta, KPMG, BAE Systems, Heathrow, Microsoft, Centrica, London South Bank University   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£39,001
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£39,001
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Battersea, Semta (formerly EAL - Excellence Achievement & Learning Ltd), KPMG, BAE Systems, Heathrow, Microsoft, Centrica.   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£39,001
Date
30 Jun 2016
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by EAL, AAT, Battersea Power Station, BAE Systems Heathrow, Creative Tech Consortium, OCR, Microsoft, Carillion and British Gas to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 30/06/2016 To : 30/06/2017
Value
£43,501
Date
30 Jun 2015
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by EAL, AAT, Battersea Power Station, BAE Systems Heathrow, and Network Rail to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 30/06/2015 To : 30/06/2016
Value
£46,501
Date
30 Jun 2015
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by EAL, AAT, Battersea Power Station, BAE Systems Heathrow, Network Rail, Creative Tech Consortium, OCR and Microsoft to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 30/06/2015 To : 30/06/2016
Value
£64,501
Date
30 Jun 2015
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by EAL, AAT, Battersea Power Station, BAE Systems Heathrow, Network Rail, Creative Tech Consortium, OCR, Microsoft, Carillion and British Gas to act as the APPG's secretariat   From : 30/06/2015 To : 30/06/2016
Value
£76,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Apprenticeships APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Vince Cable Portrait
Vince Cable
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Twickenham
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Green Portrait
Chris Green
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Bolton West
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
Stephen Lloyd Portrait
Stephen Lloyd
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eastbourne
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Nusrat Ghani Portrait
Nusrat Ghani
Officer
Conservative - Wealden
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
Caroline Flint Portrait
Caroline Flint
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Don Valley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Alan Mak Portrait
Alan Mak
Co-Chair
Conservative - Havant
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 14th March 2018
Alan Mak Portrait
Alan Mak
Co-Chair
Conservative - Havant
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Rebecca Harris Portrait
Rebecca Harris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Castle Point
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Walney Portrait
Lord Walney
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
1 APPG Membership
Blood Cancer
John Howell Portrait
John Howell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Henley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Seema Kennedy Portrait
Seema Kennedy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for South Ribble
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Chris White Portrait
Chris White
Treasurer
Conservative - Former Member for Warwick and Leamington
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships