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Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...stereotypical jobs for men and women. This is one reason why it is so important that we get careers advice and people from business and the outside world into schools for the very earliest ages. Expanding the apprenticeship programme and improving careers advice help to open the eyes of young women to options and aspirations that they may not have considered—or, if they did,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Apprentices (5 March 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: ...there were no apprentices employed by HM Treasury. There are now 27 – eleven are aged 11-18, 16 are aged 19-24. One of these was previously employed by the Government, and applied for an apprenticeship in a fair and open external recruitment campaign

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Apprentices (5 March 2015)

Amber Rudd: ...hold the information requested on previous government employment. The Coal Authority currently employs two apprentices, both of these falls into the 19-24 age bracket and are undertaking level 3 apprenticeships. Neither of these apprentices has previously worked for the government There are no apprentices employed by any other Non-departmental Public Bodies for which DECC is responsible.

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending (4 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Stephen Mosley: Under the last Government, almost 1 million young people were out of work. Through apprenticeships and job opportunities, those people now have opportunities and hope for the future. They are the people who are benefitting from this Government. Does my hon. Friend agree?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

David Cameron: ...workshop and learning facilities, and will include more than 250 apprentices. This is all part of our long-term plan to build up Britain’s skills, build up Britain’s manufacturing, build up our apprenticeships and make sure more people get the security and stability of work.

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Affordable Housing (4 March 2015)

Lilian Greenwood: ...Minister has seen for herself. Some 166 homes have already been completed, and there are plans for a further 327. Small disused sites, such as derelict garages, have provided opportunities for redevelopment, and some of these homes, including five on Eddleston drive in Clifton, were built using NCH’s own labour force, boosting local employment and providing apprenticeships. Housing...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Agriculture: Apprentices (4 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many agricultural apprenticeships were taken up in financial years (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14.

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (3 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: My Lords, I am pleased to follow the noble Lord, Lord Young. In my heart, I am with him 100%. The opportunity to encourage through public procurement the expansion of apprenticeships and training and development is certainly worth while. The trouble is that these clauses are very much concerned with trying to enable small businesses to have a greater chance for public procurement contracts....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: East Antrim Coastal Corridor: Industry Development and Investment (3 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Roy Beggs: ...to travel to the jobs, but we hope in future that more jobs will be provided locally. I commend our people who travel. There are other interesting statistics. We have a very healthy number of apprenticeships operating between level 2 and level 3, some 357 I noted from a recent Assembly answer. I have to praise Larne Skills Development, which is drawing in young people from the entire...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (3 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to figure 31 of the Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2014, published in December 2014, what proportion of apprentices aged 25 or older were working for their employer before starting their apprenticeship in each academic year since 2009-10.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: STEM Subjects (2 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Karen Lumley: When I visit engineering companies in Redditch, I find that one of their main issues is attracting apprenticeships or graduates, especially women. Does my hon. Friend agree that along with the take-up of STEM subjects, we need to encourage students to see that careers in engineering are a great choice for all?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Policy Objectives (2 March 2015)

Tristram Hunt: ...; When it comes to education, at the end of this Parliament this Government have failed. There are more unqualified teachers, failing free schools, chaos and confusion in the school system, falling youth apprenticeships, a teacher recruitment crisis, class sizes rocketing and too many pupils taught in schools that are not judged good. Is that not the reason that, come 8 May, we will have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (2 March 2015)

Nicky Morgan: My hon. Friend has hit the nail on the head. We are taking money from the welfare budget to pay for apprenticeships that will set our young people up in life, while the Labour party is taking money away from pensioners in order to fund a misguided policy on tuition fees. According to the vice-chancellor of my own university, Loughborough, that policy would make 500 people redundant. Which 500...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (2 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people aged 16 to 24 of each ethnic group applied for an apprenticeship in each employment sector in each of the last five years.

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