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Agriculture and Food Industry — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...anticipates that 137,000 new employees are required in food manufacturing by 2017 to meet its ambition to grow sustainably by 20% by 2020, and 45,000 of these will be needed in management roles and professional jobs. The noble Lord, Lord Grantchester, mentioned apprenticeships. The Government are supporting the food industry’s work on creating a number of career pathways for young...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrew Stephenson: ...Nelson and Colne college, which the former skills Minister, the right hon. Member for West Suffolk (Matthew Hancock), visited in May. Nelson and Colne college has been pivotal in delivering the Government’s ambition of a record number of apprenticeships. In 2009-10, 470 people started an apprenticeship in Pendle. By 2012-13, the figure had increased to 1,150. That is an increase of...

Written Answers — Education: Young People: Training (22 July 2014)

Nicholas Boles: ...16 to 19 and qualified below level 3 or 19 to 23 and have not yet achieved a full level 2; and whom 3. providers and employers believe have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment or an apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a traineeship. The Department for Education does not collect information centrally on traineeship applications in the same way that the Department...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many new apprenticeship starts there were in each year since 2010, in the age groups (a) 25 to 34, (b) 35 to 44, (c) 45 to 59 and (d) and over 60.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014)

...;worker selling alcohol” means a person whose employment involves them selling alcohol under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003; “employment” in this context means any paid or unpaid work whether under contract, apprenticeship, or otherwise. (3) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section is liable— (a) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment...

Jobseeker’s Allowance — Question (21 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, can the noble Lord share with us how many of those jobs will lead to a strong career? For instance, how many lead to apprenticeships, and how many of those jobs give young people the aspirations to go on and make a career for themselves, rather than having a job for a very short time, perhaps without a permanent contract? There must be figures that show that. The importance that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Traineeships Programme (21 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicholas Boles: The Government launched traineeships last August to help 16 to 23-year-olds to develop the skills and vital experience they need to get an apprenticeship or a sustainable job. Some 7,400 young people have already started a traineeship.

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Equipment and Support (21 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) males and (b) females have applied for the DE&S apprenticeship in each year since 2010; and what proportion of such applications have been successful.

Written Answers — Education: Higher Education (21 July 2014)

Edward Timpson: We want it to become the norm for young people to choose between an apprenticeship or university as equally prestigious routes to their career. We have placed a duty on schools to provide independent careers guidance for pupils in years 8-13 on the full range of options, including apprenticeships. We have published statutory guidance requiring schools to ensure that other providers, such as...

Backbench Business: Children with Autism (Education) (17 July 2014)

Edward Timpson: ...an absolute godsend for employers. The new SEN system will put greater emphasis on the long-term outcomes for young people, including getting a job. Much greater emphasis will be placed on preparing young people for employment and using routes such as apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships to help them gain employment. As the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak also...

Business of the House (17 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Andrew Jones: ...college. May we have a debate when we get back from the recess on how important colleges are in our education system because of their combination of academic and vocational qualifications, the offer of apprenticeships and their major contribution to delivering the skills that businesses need?

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Robin Walker: ..., I have seen how start-up loans and the new enterprise allowance have helped new entrepreneurs to come into the market, and how youth unemployment has been halved since the general election, while apprenticeships have more than doubled. Like the FSB, the CBI and the British Chambers of Commerce, I support a Bill that will extend that progress. The Secretary of State said that the Bill is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Youth Unemployment (16 July 2014)

Andrew Murrison: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. We need to work at school level and to build the number of apprenticeships in Northern Ireland to ensure that the figure to which I have referred, which remains too high—albeit fairly good in comparison with many other countries in Europe—comes down dramatically.

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Ofsted (14 to 17-year-olds) (16 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Nicholas Boles: ...—and to understand where that concern lies and consider how we can preserve the massive gains we have made while dealing with any issues. The other important thing we have done is to revive, restore and re-inspire the apprenticeship concept. It had become a low currency in our education and training system and I am glad to say that that is no longer the case. We are on track to...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency Service (16 July 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...basis and responds to local needs as and when they arise. There are plans to recruit administrative staff in the following locations: Plymouth and/or Exeter; London; and Birmingham. This includes apprenticeships recruited in accordance with Civil Service Employee Policy guidance and through the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme. Overall work force plans will be reviewed in the...

Young Asylum Seekers (15 July 2014)

Karen Bradley: ...care while they remain in the UK, with support provided by a personal adviser. Any support will be tailored to individual need but, to take just one example, good practice might be working with apprenticeship schemes, so that those young people can develop meaningful skills while contributing to the local economy. I turn to some of the hon. Gentleman’s specific points. On the asylum...

Regional Airports — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (15 July 2014)

Gordon Marsden: ...opportunities are essential at the heart of Government. There is no doubting the great economic value that airports create for their communities. They bring trade and tourism into areas and provide jobs, apprenticeships and skills programmes for local people. In meetings with airport operators, I have often stressed how essential it is that they scale up that community engagement and...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Youth Employment (15 July 2014) See 13 other results from this debate

Jo Swinson: ...want to go to university. It is wonderful when people go to university and gain the education it offers, but it is not right for everyone and that is one reason why the Government’s support for apprenticeships has been so important in ensuring genuine options for young people, so they can choose the right path for them. I wholeheartedly agree with him that what matters is employment,...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (14 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Adrian Bailey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many higher apprenticeships were delivered via the (a) Higher Education Funding Council for England and (b) Skills Funding Agency in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: North West (14 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were created in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (b) South Lakeland, (c) Cumbria and (d) the North West (i) since 2010 and (ii) between 2005 and 2010.

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