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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.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Tourism (28 July 2014)

Baroness Jolly: ...them reach their commercial potential and provide the best possible experiences for their visitors. The recently established Tourism Industry Council will also aim to identify and address issues around skills gaps, enterprise and apprenticeships to improve visitors satisfaction and encourage and cater for any increase in visitor numbers.

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.

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