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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 November 2014)

Education: Apprenticeships and traineeships for 16 to 19 year olds. 9:30 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Lorna Fitzjohn, National Director for Further Education and Skills, Ofsted , Katerina Rudiger, Head of Skills and Policy Campaigns, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Conor Ryan, Director of Research and Communications, Sutton Trust and James Whelan, Head of Mathematics, Harris Academy Morden; Deborah Lee, Chief Learning Officer, BT Group, Charlotte Bosworth, Director of Skills...

Care Sector — Motion to Take Note (25 November 2014)

Earl Howe: ...and retention working group, which will progress the implementation of the recommendations in the new strategy. We have done three things straightaway. We have doubled the number of social care apprenticeships starts; we have launched a new care ambassadors service; and we have launched and piloted a values-based recruitment toolkit for the sector. Our aim is to continue this important...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Stafford (25 November 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...for business in Stafford and elsewhere is our long term economic plan which is delivering jobs, growth and low inflation. 16 start up loans have been made available in Stafford and 1,000 Apprenticeships in the past year. My Hon. Friend may also wish to note that in the Stafford constituency there is one Round 1 Regional Growth Fund project with a grant of £4 million...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (24 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new apprenticeships have begun in (a) England and (b) Brighton, Kemptown constituency in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Basic Skills: Young People (24 November 2014)

Nicholas Boles: ...are available for 16-24 year olds. Traineeships is an education and training programme with work experience, focused on giving young people the skills and experience they need to be able to compete for apprenticeships or other jobs. From 2014/15 young people undertaking a traineeship, as well as all intermediate apprentices, will be required to work towards achieving a Level 2 in English...

Carbon Capture and Storage (20 November 2014)

Ian Lavery: ...in front of me and they suggest a major green-growth opportunity for the UK and: “If CCS opportunities develop as anticipated, benefits for UK-based firms have been estimated to be between” £3 billion and £6.5 billion a year by the late 2020s. That is fantastic. We are living in austere times when young people need employment, skills and apprenticeships. We live in a...

UK Economy: Tourism — Question (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...of SMEs. This is to be welcomed but the bad news, as we have just heard, is that these are generally low-paid jobs with limited opportunities for training. They offer little, if any, chance for apprenticeships and there is increasing use of zero-hour contracts. As a result there is a rising tide of job insecurity in the sector. Does the Minister have a plan, and what precisely will it achieve?

Business of the House (20 November 2014)

William Hague: ...many excellent further education institutions and new initiatives in this country and the huge expansion of the number of apprentices that has taken place under this Government, with 1.8 million apprenticeships started over the past four years, and help the House to reflect on the important contribution that further education colleges make to our economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Net Trade (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Ian Austin: Will the Secretary of State welcome the contribution that will be made to trade by the Ladder for the Black Country, a brilliant apprenticeship scheme established by the Vine Trust and the Express and Star, which is working with hundreds of businesses to provide thousands of apprenticeships and give young people the jobs and skills they need to develop careers? Is this not exactly the sort of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (20 November 2014)

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Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Skills Training (20 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Nicholas Boles: The important thing is to put employers in control of the training system, as far as possible. We are doing that by putting employers in control of designing apprenticeship standards and of the funding that goes towards apprenticeships, and by ensuring that all vocational and technical qualifications have business recognition if they are to be approved for state funding.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (20 November 2014)

Apprenticeships

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Part 1A — Holding an interest in a company etc (19 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Toby Perkins: ...who deliver on that plan and support a skills-based economy in which people go to work knowing that they can afford to pay their bills at the end of the working week. We want real investment in high quality apprenticeships and good relationships between businesses in which we can all have confidence. I am talking there about the thorny subject of late payments and the relationship between...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 November 2014)

David Cameron: First, I thank my hon. Friend for what he says. May I also commend his leadership on fighting for more apprenticeships, more skills and more training for young people in Burnley? The long-term economic plan is succeeding in Burnley, as it is in the rest of the country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Clause 37 — Regulations about procurement (18 November 2014)

Amendment proposed: 1, page†35,†line†16, at end insert— “() duties relating to the provision of apprenticeships and training opportunities as a result of procurement; () duties to publish reports about the amount of expenditure undertaken by the relevant procurement function in relation to— (i) amount and proportion of expenditure undertaken by small and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: New Clause 1 — Payment practices: retention of monies (18 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Toby Perkins: ...coming from various public authorities. The TUC has championed the “one in a million” campaign, which aims to ensure that as far as possible, every £1 million of public spend results in at least one apprenticeship opportunity provided to a young person. A Labour Government would deliver on such principles. We would, for example, require the HS2 project to create 33,000...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Apprenticeships (Child Benefit and Tax Credit Entitlement) (Research) (18 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jesse Norman: ...leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for a programme of research into the costs and benefits of extending eligibility for Child Benefit and Tax Credit entitlement to young people completing apprenticeships; and for connected purposes. The Government have made excellent progress over the past four years in increasing the take-up of apprenticeships. Across England, more than 1.9...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: City Deals (18 November 2014)

Greg Clark: ...Together the city deals have brought about new investment in roads, support for small businesses, the regeneration of derelict sites, employer-led skills training and an expansion in the number of apprenticeships.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (18 November 2014)

Nicholas Clegg: ...unemployment is lower than it was when we inherited the economy from the right hon. and learned Lady. Say that to the fact that we are now days away from being able to confirm that 2 million new apprenticeships are being formed under this Government—twice as many as under the Labour Government. We have cut tax for people on the minimum wage by two thirds. During Labour’s time...

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