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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (16 May 2014)

Young Apprenticeships Bill - Second reading – Dominic Raab. Legislation

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Productivity (10 April 2014)

Vincent Cable: ...a pipeline of skilled staff is essential. I am familiar with Renishaw and I shall see the company tomorrow at the MACH exhibition in Birmingham. The crucial requirement is a long-term train of apprenticeship, at graduate and sub-graduate levels.

Written Ministerial Statements — Education: Careers Guidance (10 April 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...The guidance emphasises the need to provide pupils with direct experience of the world of work, a clear view of the labour market and a good understanding of progression routes through education, including apprenticeships and university. The guidance highlights the benefits of pupils having face-to-face discussions to explore career ideas with a range of people including alumni, careers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 5 — Bank payroll tax (9 April 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...to create sustainable employment. Almost 50% of participants claimed benefits again within eight months of starting a future jobs fund job. This Government are doing much more. We have delivered more than 1.6 million apprenticeship starts so far this Parliament and are making it cheaper to employ young people. In order to give the hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun a moment or so to...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...mobility. Right from the outset, I say to the noble Lord, Lord Young of Norwood Green, that, although he said that his background was not one of university education, I have stood across the Chamber from him at this Dispatch Box and talked about apprenticeships. The Government recognise the importance of apprenticeships for the future growth of our economy, which is why we have created the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

James Morris: The number of apprenticeship starts in my constituency is now at a record high. Next week, I am holding the second Halesowen and Rowley Regis apprenticeship fair at St Michael’s school in Rowley Regis. Does the Prime Minister agree that investing in apprenticeships and skills is a critical part of our long-term economic plan to give local people in the black country the skills they need...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people who are (a) under 18, (b) 18 to 21 and (c) 22 or over have completed an apprenticeship in each year since 2008.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (9 April 2014)

The Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to link apprenticeships to professional registration in order to establish recognised industry standards for apprenticeship and traineeship schemes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Royal Navy: Artificers (9 April 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: ...the Artificer system in favour of a more coherent engineering technician structure which sets a headmark of achieving accreditation through the appropriate professional institutions and apprenticeships.

Education: Black British Students — Question (8 April 2014)

Lord Nash: Our apprenticeships programme is very much aimed at this. We have also reformed vocational qualifications. In the past, too many of these qualifications had no real job value but were overpromoted in equivalence tables. Alison Wolf did a study on this, and we have dramatically reduced the number of equivalent vocational qualifications that count, which will be of much more value to all pupils...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Programme: North West (8 April 2014)

Alison McGovern: ...claimants moving into work from the Work Programme in the Merseyside, Halton, Cumbria and Lancashire contract area started work on (a) a full-time, (b) a part-time, (c) a zero hours and (d) an apprenticeship contract.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Assembly Committees' European Priorities 2014:  Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister Report (7 April 2014)

Chris Lyttle: ...Ireland contact point network to assist in bids regarding Horizon 2020 and that that is up and running. We are also hopefully going to see ERASMUS, which is a student exchange programme, expand to cover vocational training and apprenticeship opportunities in addition to academic study. We hope that that will be a positive development for employment in Northern Ireland. The...

Youth Unemployment — Question (7 April 2014)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: My Lords, will my noble friend confirm that neither the Opposition nor the Government can create jobs for young people, and that the fantastic work being done by the Government in encouraging apprenticeships, and the Budget measures that have reduced national insurance contributions by 2,000 for those who take on young people, will do far more than the kind of comments we have heard...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Brigg (7 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were started in the Brigg and Goole constituency in each industrial sector in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Lancashire (7 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships commenced in each sector in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Mondelez International (7 April 2014)

George Eustice: This visit was planned as a follow-up to National Apprenticeship Week. The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for North Shropshire (Mr Paterson) wanted to meet young people beginning careers in the food production chain. In Birmingham he walked the production line on the factory floor with Mondelez apprentices, discussing with them and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Further Education: Lincoln and the East Midlands (7 April 2014)

Lord Nash: ...the East Midlands region. Data is based on the 2012/13 R14 Individualised Learner Record, the latest available full year of data. Data refers to 18 year olds. This will not include any students on apprenticeship provision. Students who live in Lincoln or the East Midlands region do not necessarily study there. The numbers of students identified at each Level are based on the Notional Level...

Bill Presented: Civil Service Reform (3 April 2014)

Angie Bray: ...will have been impressed by this country’s online offering. The programme to move 25 key public services online will make a material difference to my constituents when they apply for a new driving licence or an apprenticeship. One key proposal in the reforms is that Ministers should have a greater say over the appointments of the most senior civil servants in their Departments....

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Incapacity Benefit Migration (3 April 2014)

Chris Bryant: ...not as easy for some people as it is for others. Some people start life with phenomenal advantages, whether it is an uncle who can ring up somebody and secure a job for them, an easy route into an apprenticeship or an internship, or the financial freedom to leave university with no debt. We all agree that the social security system must be there for everybody in their time of need. We may...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (3 April 2014)

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will simplify the funding rules for those undertaking Higher Apprenticeships and other work-based routes into professional careers.

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