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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Skills Training:  West Tyrone (29 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...work or the areas in which they are employed, where they are overqualified.  That can have knock-on consequences elsewhere, in displacing other people's opportunities.  Through what we are doing in careers, apprenticeships and investing in further education and higher education, we are trying to drive that situation out of our economy.  We all stand to benefit if we get it right.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Apprenticeships (29 September 2014)

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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Youth Unemployment (29 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...by my Department and the wider Executive.  Responses include the youth employment scheme and the Pathways to Success strategy.  Wider reforms including the review of careers, the new strategy on apprenticeships and the forthcoming new youth training system will all help to reduce the incidences of youth unemployment in the future. The situation around youth unemployment no doubt...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Manufacturing and Engineering: Action Plan (29 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: ....  That will upskill 12 Magellan Aerospace staff.  It is due to complete in October, at which point it will be evaluated, with a view to rolling it out within the sector. Furthermore, a higher-level apprenticeship in engineering commenced in November 2013, with 15 apprentices from companies such as Terex, Kiverco and the Quinn Group.  The apprentices will do a foundation...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Students: Financial Hardship Funding (29 September 2014)

Alastair Ross: ...Employment and Leaning Committee, would have heard the very stark warning about budget cuts that are coming down the line.  I asked the Minister about projected cuts for next year, and he talked about double-digit figures of cuts in his Department.  That will have an impact on his ability to pay hardship funds, to train young people, to get young people apprenticeships

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher and Further Education: Admissions (26 September 2014)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...to provide the high quality skills their learners, local economy and businesses need. There is an increased drive for employer ownership of skills funding, a continuing growth, and reform of, the Apprenticeships programme and an opportunity for individuals aged 24 and over studying at Level 3 and 4 to have access to Loans to help meet up-front course fees. The Government will raise the cap...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: University of Ulster:  Magee Expansion (16 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...the importance of investment in employability skills and developing a greater relationship between the degree programmes offered and the requirements of the economy.  My Department's increased focus on a new strategy for apprenticeships, including higher-level apprenticeships, with the opportunity to link up with higher education pathways, is particularly relevant in this context. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Stadia: Community Integration and Benefits (16 September 2014)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ..., once I get the Casement Park issue resolved, that that should take on a different complexion.  We need to have more engagement with other Departments and, indeed, with partners and partnerships around apprenticeships and the monitoring of those apprenticeships, to make sure that whatever commitment is made is honoured and to make sure that there are training places.  Liaisons...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Youth Unemployment (16 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...to enable people to get on the first rung of the ladder.  It also reinforces the importance of good careers advice and the importance of investment in the new form of youth training and what we are doing around apprenticeships.  Those are some of the structural changes that we are making in our economy to address youth unemployment. To address the situation as we find it today,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Apprenticeships (16 September 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

Judith Cochrane: I thank the Minister for that very positive information.  Can he give us some further information as to what progress is being made to implement the new apprenticeships strategy?

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014)

Angela Smith: ...make us world class in innovation and the development of new technologies. Our foundation industries are also at the forefront of work force investment. They have a good record on paying their work force well—these are good jobs—and investing heavily in apprenticeships and ongoing professional development training. The country needs more of that. In many cases, our foundation...

Business of the House (11 September 2014)

William Hague: ...created in this country; long-term unemployment is down, both on the last quarter and since the election; the Work programme is helping 1.4 million people, and has already got more than 500,000 people into work; and we have more than 1.8 million apprenticeship starts since the election. That is a strong record on employment and it will be a major factor at the coming general election....

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (11 September 2014)

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Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Highly Skilled Workers (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicholas Boles: ...in his support for the need for advanced skills in our economy, and he knows better than anyone that there are two ways to acquire those skills—through a university degree or through an apprenticeship, ideally a higher apprenticeship. That is why the Government are expanding and improving both routes.

Written Answers — Health: Apprentices (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he and Ministers in his Department have had with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed reform of apprenticeships; what effect those discussions will have on his Department's projects and the work of their supply chain; and whether officials in his Department sit on programme boards managing the...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Apprentices (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Alex Cunningham: ...of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he and Ministers in his Department have had with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed reform of apprenticeships; what effect those discussions will have on his Department's projects and the work of their supply chain; and whether officials in his Department sit on programme boards managing...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Apprentices (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many apprentices each Department has accepted as part of the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme; and how many such apprenticeships were taken up by (a) women and (b) men in each year since that scheme started.

Written Answers — Transport: Apprentices (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he or Ministers in his Department have had with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed reform of apprenticeships and its potential effects on his Department's projects and the work of its supply chain; and whether officials in his Department sit on programme boards managing that reform.

Written Answers — Defence: Apprentices (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he and Ministers in his Department have had with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed reform of apprenticeships; what effect those discussions will have on his Department's projects and the work of their supply chain; and whether officials in his Department sit on programme boards managing...

Written Answers — Justice: Apprentices (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Adrian Bailey: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he and Ministers in his Department have had with Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed reform of apprenticeships; what effect those discussions will have on his Department's projects and the work of their supply chain; and whether officials in his Department sit on programme boards managing...

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