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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Youth Employment (Support) (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Paul Uppal: Since 2010, more than 2,660 people have started an apprenticeship in my constituency. Will the Minister elaborate on further Government initiatives to make sure that young people in particular receive invaluable work experience?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (1 September 2014)

Nigel Adams: I know that Labour Members do not like encouraging news, but youth unemployment in Selby and Ainsty is down by more than a third since the last election, and much of that is down to apprenticeships. Will the Minister join me in thanking the employers who are taking on those youngsters, and encourage them to turn up at my jobs fair—the fourth one in Selby—on 9 October?

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

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the number of roles advertised through the National Apprenticeship Service which pay below the apprentice national minimum wage.

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

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprentices are working less than 16 hours per week as part of their apprenticeship.

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

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprentices are not currently receiving (a) on the job and (b) off the job training as part of their apprenticeship.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (1 September 2014)

Nicholas Boles: All apprentices are legally entitled to be paid for their apprenticeship at (or above) the appropriate national minimum wage rate. As shown in Table 1, in 2011 it was found that 20% of UK apprentices were not receiving at least the national minimum wage for apprentices. There is no UK estimate from the latest edition of the survey, conducted in 2012, because Scotland did not participate....

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

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to (a) start and (b) publish the apprenticeship pay survey.

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

Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) intermediate, (b) advanced and (c) higher level apprenticeships taken up by people aged (i) under 19, (ii) between 19 and 25 and (iii) 25 and over in each year since 2009-10; (2) what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) intermediate, (b) advanced and (c) higher...

Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Jenny Marra: ...that issue. She has a commitment for the future, but why she did not implement it four weeks ago when she had the chance and the power to do so really confuses me. It was Labour that rescued the apprenticeship system and created more than 250,000 places a year. We will expand technician-level apprenticeships to ensure that Britain has the skills that it needs for the future. Labour...

Scottish Parliament: Ferguson Shipbuilders (19 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Maureen Watt: ...how there can be diversification at the yard. Can the cabinet secretary confirm that Dales Engineering Services in Peterhead has taken over some of the apprentices, so that they can complete their apprenticeships?

Scottish Parliament: Independent Retailers (19 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Margaret McCulloch: ...Going back to my previous life as a trainer, I know that local retailers provide employment for a lot of young people. They take an active part in—indeed, are at the forefront of delivering—modern apprenticeships and see the benefits of those programmes. Finally, as convener of the cross-party group on towns and town centres, I hope that the Government and local authorities...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Pollinator Population (14 August 2014)

Roseanna Cunningham: ...and control within their apiaries. The economic importance of the honey market in Scotland is self-evident, as it has an average annual value of around 9 million. Initiatives such as the Bee Farmers Association’s apprenticeship scheme help to strengthen this important industry by supporting young people to take up the enterprise. The Bee Keeping (Colonsay and Oronsay) Order...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Festivals (14 August 2014)

Patricia Ferguson: ...those people will be received by knowledgeable audiences who, more often than not, are on their side and willing them to succeed. For established artists it is a showcase and for new artists it is a place to serve an apprenticeship—or perhaps undergo a baptism of fire. For the audience it is a chance to spot the next big thing; to spend an afternoon listening to clever, witty and...

Scottish Parliament: Progressive Workplace Policies (13 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Angela Constance: ...devolved powers, the Scottish Government has taken forward a range of ambitious initiatives, including opportunities for all, investment in childcare, sustained investment in and reform of education, record numbers of modern apprenticeships, and programmes such as community jobs Scotland and the youth employment Scotland fund, to meet the challenges that we face. Of course, we will do...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Opportunities of Independence (12 August 2014)

Chic Brodie: ...Scottish economy based on the economic strategy, which embraces the strong sectors that I have mentioned, and that will allow us to increase our working population and compete on employment and productivity. Young people, more apprenticeships, skills development and a situation in which more women are in management and in the workplace will underpin the economic strategy. During the...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games (Legacy) (7 August 2014)

Patricia Ferguson: ...result in more jobs, with decent pay and good working conditions. Unemployment in the east end of Glasgow remains stubbornly high, as it does in several other parts of the city, including my constituency. There are legacy programmes to try to counter that. I single out the apprenticeship programme that has been operating in Glasgow for some time, at a cost of more than 50 million. I...

Scottish Parliament: Health Visitors (Training) (6 August 2014)

Angela Constance: Ms Baxter makes an important and valid point. Over the past few years, we have developed an increasing range of modern apprenticeship frameworks in both health and social care. The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing has been a great advocate for use of those apprenticeships within the health service, and has plans for expansion. However, if Ms Baxter has any specific ideas, I would be...

Scottish Parliament: Training Women Aged Over 25 (Skills Development Scotland) (6 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Angela Constance: ...Development Scotland provides a range of training options to individuals including women aged over 25. I have asked SDS to deliver in each year of the current parliamentary session 25,000 modern apprenticeships that are open to those aged 25 and over, in key and enabling sectors; more than 17,000 pre-employment training places through the employability fund; 7,000 flexible training...

Youth Employment — Question (30 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Freud: ...extra effort to get youngsters into the workforce, which many of our measures are designed to do. There has been a real recasting of support for youngsters, whether through training, education or apprenticeships, and we are providing this support for them through the Work Programme, the jobcentres and work experience. We have myriad programmes, and they are actually having an effect. We...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vocational Training (30 July 2014)

Lord Allen of Kensington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action, beyond the changes they are to make to apprenticeships, they intend to take in order to prepare young people for the world of work and deliver businesses with a supply of young people with appropriate skill sets for the business environment.

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