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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (15 Oct 2015)

The availability and quality of apprenticeships – Baroness Prosser. Short debate

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Part-time Education (5 Oct 2015)

Jo Johnson: ..., technology and engineering courses, and in 2012 introduced tuition fee loans to help part time students finance their studies. In addition, we are also investing in higher level and degree apprenticeships. To support employer investment we have announced the introduction of an apprenticeship levy, enabling employers to choose and pay for apprenticeship training, including at higher...

Scottish Parliament: Employment (30 Sep 2015)

Christina McKelvie: ...that are having a positive impact on those seeking entry into the workplace. That involves people learning and developing new skills, and continuing in and returning to education, plus the provision of apprenticeships and close attention to the equality agenda in terms of sex equality and equality for disadvantaged people and those with disabilities. I am proud to have been one of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Disability Employment Strategy: Consultation Launch (29 Sep 2015)

Stephen Farry: There is also focus on the outgoing programme, Training for Success, which, as the House will know, is to be replaced shortly by a new youth training system that is to be mirrored in apprenticeships. So, in the existing educational and training opportunities we have consideration for those with disabilities, and we are seeking to ensure that that is improved. In the new...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses: Government Assistance (25 Sep 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...Government works with the Skills Funding Agency to encourage businesses of all sizes to recruit apprentices and trainees through its free online vacancy filling system. The offer includes the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers, which provides a 1,500 grant for employers with less than 50 staff for each of their first five apprentices aged 16-24, supporting small businesses who...

Scottish Parliament: Education (22 Sep 2015)

Stewart Maxwell: ...teach us about supporting the working people and poor people in this country. Those people suffered under Labour Governments for decades, and I will not take any lessons from him on that matter. The modern apprenticeship scheme has contributed to the results that I described, and we have managed to increase the number of modern apprenticeships by 60 per cent—well above the rates that...

Bill Presented — Immigration Bill: Backbench Business — UK Steel Industry (17 Sep 2015)

Andy McDonald: ...Ports at Teesport has a contract with SSI and it has seen well in excess of 7 million tonnes of steel pass through its port in just three years. We have had debate after debate about the need for high-quality apprenticeships for our young people. Our Teesside industrialists and educationists have responded brilliantly to the challenge to ensure that we have the requisite skills coming...

Energy and Climate Change: Low-carbon Energy Generation (17 Sep 2015)

Christina Rees: ...outline when the contract for difference negotiations on the Swansea bay tidal lagoon project are likely to be concluded? My constituents in Neath are eagerly awaiting the job opportunities and apprenticeships that will follow.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Economic Growth (17 Sep 2015)

James Wharton: initiatives like the Northern Powerhouse, City Deals and the Local Growth Fund. Since 2010 the Government has invested in a range of programmes to support economic growth including: skills and apprenticeships; infrastructure including transport, broadband and housing; business support, research and innovation. The Government has invested 2.9 billion through the Regional Growth...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Part-time Education (17 Sep 2015)

Jo Johnson: .... We have also extended student support for people who already have a degree to study for another in engineering, technology and computer science. We are also investing in higher level and degree apprenticeships - apprenticeships offer people an alternative to university as a path into skilled employment.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Industrial Training Boards (17 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles: publish the report before the May 2015 general election. In the Budget on 8 July 2015, the new Government announced that it will introduce a levy on large UK employers to fund post-16 apprenticeships. The Government is now consulting on how the levy should be implemented, including its interaction with the existing sector levies. “Given these skills funding policy changes,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Basic Skills (17 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles: .... Learners who did not achieve a Level 2 in English and maths by the age of 16 are required to continue to study those subjects post-16 and we have increased the level we expect people to study, in apprenticeships and in traineeships. We are improving English and maths qualifications to ensure they are relevant and robust. We have reformed English and maths GCSEs and we plan to reform...

Stockton to Darlington Railway (16 Sep 2015)

Helen Goodman: ...called Locomotion. That has been very successful, with about 200,000 people a year visiting it. It is particularly popular with local people and people from our region. One good thing it does is have apprenticeships, so that people can learn engineering skills alongside viewing the old technology. As a continuation of that work, the Friends of the Stockton and Darlington Railway have put...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Midland Main Line (Electrification) (16 Sep 2015)

Harry Harpham: ...of electrification, but the Department has failed to clarify whether they are still to happen. There is one final side effect of the suspension. Skills providers have been gearing up to provide apprenticeships associated with the upgrade work, but those are now in doubt too. When the Select Committee asked the Secretary of State about that, he said that, although he was not able to give a...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 2 - Apprenticeships reporting obligation (15 Sep 2015)

Neil Coyle: ...My final point is this. Crisis has provided an excellent briefing for members of the Committee. The youth obligation announced in the recent Budget requires young people aged 18 to 21 to apply for apprenticeships or traineeships, gain workplace skills or go on mandated work placements after six months. It is even more essential that apprenticeships are open to disabled people. Amendment...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 1 - Full employment: reporting obligation (15 Sep 2015)

Kate Green: ...question whether the criteria by which local authorities are required to provide social care should include access to employment. Routes to work are important. Later we will debate participation in apprenticeships, internships and traineeships, and we also heard that it would be very important for the Government to act as an exemplar and a good commissioner. Self-employment has been raised.

National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill (Programme): Tax Credits (15 Sep 2015)

Peter Aldous: ...action to address those problems, to halt and reverse the seemingly never-ending downward spiral of decline: unemployment has fallen significantly since 2010; there has been notable investment in apprenticeships; an enterprise zone has been set up; assisted area status has been granted; and funds have been committed to upgrading the roads and railways. That support and investment is to be...

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