Question to the Department for Education:
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the number of apprentice places in the construction industry.
Apprenticeships will have an important role to play in creating employment opportunities, particularly for young people, and in supporting employers in all sectors, to access the skilled workforce that they need to recover and grow, following COVID-19 outbreak. We will ensure that there is sufficient funding to support small businesses wanting to take on an apprentice this year and will provide further details in due course.
The construction industry will be key in supporting the country’s economic recovery and the Prime Minister recently announced a £5 billion Capital Investment Plan to accelerate infrastructure projects. We are working with the sector to encourage take up of new apprentices and continue to work with employers including Persimmons Homes and Balfour Beatty through our Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network to promote best practice in recruiting and supporting apprentices from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups including Black Asian Minority Ethnic and women.
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14/01/2020 - Bill Documents
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2. Transport infrastructure skills strategy: three years of progress
11/07/2019 - Department for Transport
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19/08/2019 - Parliamentary Research
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5. New training centre to keep Oxfordshire a hi-tech hotspot
15/10/2018 - Science and Technology Facilities Council
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25/06/2018 - Commons Chamber
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2. Draft Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020
30/09/2020 - General Committees
1: and boosting the skills that employers need to increase their productivity. We know that young people - Speech Link
3. Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Post-16 Education
06/10/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: guarantee and post-16 education. Ever since I was appointed Education Secretary, I have been determined - Speech Link
2: bring closer alignment between further and higher education, to end the outdated distinction that one is better - Speech Link
3: know that some employers will be nervous of taking on apprentices in the current climate. We are therefore - Speech Link
04/07/2019 - Lords Chamber
1: interests, which are twofold: first, as an ex-apprentice, and secondly, as the only apprenticeship ambassador - Speech Link
5. Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2020
02/09/2020 - Grand Committee
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