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- Business of the House (18 December 2014) See 3 other results from this debate
William Hague: ..., we can celebrate what in my view is the most important fact: unemployment is 455,000 lower than it was 12 months ago. There are 326,000 more businesses in this country than there were 12 months ago, and 440,000 people have started an apprenticeship in the past 12 months. Those things are happening because the parties in the coalition got into bed with each other.
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Minimum Wage (18 December 2014)
Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2014 to Question 217744, when his Department plans to write to level 2 and 3 apprenticeships in England informing them of their National Minimum Wage entitlement.
- Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (18 December 2014)
Esther McVey: ...partner negotiations. There was an exchange of views on the subject of “Investing in Youth Employment”, including discussions on the implementation of the youth guarantee and the European Alliance for Apprenticeships. In this, the UK welcomed the commitment to tackle youth unemployment in Europe and highlighted the success of the UK approach to youth employment. The UK...
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Productivity (17 December 2014)
Matthew Hancock: ...to workers with the right skills plays a crucial role in enhancing the UK’s productivity. This Government has driven up participation in education, employment or training for 16-24 year olds since 2011. Apprenticeship participation has risen by 77% from 2009/10 to 2012/13, and there have been over 2 million Apprentices started since 2010. The Government is giving employers more...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprentices (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer
Lord Willis of Knaresborough: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total number of apprenticeship frameworks started in England in academic years 2012–13 and 2013–14 by young adults aged (1) 19–21, and (b) 22–24.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprentices: Northern Ireland (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer
Lord Browne of Belmont: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about encouraging businesses to offer apprenticeships to young people.
- National Minimum Wage (16 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate
Jo Swinson: ...rate, and the hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes) also raised that issue. I share those concerns, particularly on the apprentice rate. We want to encourage people to take up apprenticeships, and under this Government there has been a great increase in their number. Two million apprenticeships have started since the general election, but both hon. Members are right that...
- Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - Road Investment Strategy (16 December 2014) See 3 other results from this clause
Nick Raynsford: I am very grateful, Sir Roger. I will be very brief indeed. I was stung to rise to my feet by the Minister’s comments, which made no reference to the number of apprenticeships in the construction industry. He talked broadly about apprenticeships, but he did not refer to the fact that in the construction industry the number of apprenticeships has been declining. In the last year for...
- UK Film Investment (Tax Relief) (16 December 2014)
Tim Farron: ...man—a Kendal college film student—called Emilio Methven on Friday. He did a survey of his fellow students over the weekend, and they want investment in the film industry going forward and more apprenticeships. They want the UK Government to demonstrate that in backing the UK film industry, they are going to back UK film students. They do not want a sense of there being a...
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (15 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer
Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase participation in apprenticeships by young people from ethnic minority backgrounds.
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (15 December 2014) See 2 other results from this answer
Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of apprenticeship starters in England were from each ethnic group.
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (15 December 2014)
Nicholas Boles: Apprenticeship reforms are putting employers in the lead of designing new apprenticeship standards to meet the needs of their sectors. Standards must include substantial and sustained training and the development of transferable skills, including English and maths. Routing funding through employers will give them a greater stake in guaranteeing that they secure the most appropriate high...
- Economic Leadership for Cities — Motion to Take Note (11 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate
Lord Goddard of Stockport: ...Manchester Investment Framework combines different government funding streams into a single pot, making it easier for investors to access the finance they need. Because the fund is a loan, not a grant, it can be recycled to make better use of scarce resources. New skills pilots will deliver an extra 6,000 apprenticeships via small and medium-size businesses. The devolution agreement,...
- Business of the House (11 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate
Andrew Jones: Please may we have a debate on apprenticeships? This week, we have passed the significant landmark of 2 million apprenticeship starts in this Parliament. More than 2,000 of them have been in my Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency in the past two years alone. This week, there has also been an announcement about changes to the careers advice service to put a bit more emphasis on...
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Education Funding Agency: Skills Funding Agency (11 December 2014)
Nicholas Boles: ...) constantly keeps its delivery arrangements under review to ensure that funding of skills programmes is efficient and effective, as well as responsive to policy priorities to increase take-up of apprenticeships and traineeships for young people. The Skills Funding Agency works closely with the Education Funding Agency on the funding of Further Education college provision and funding...
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (11 December 2014)
Jo Swinson: ...apprentices of their NMW requirements. · Improving guidance and information more generally, to ensure we have clear and comprehensive information on the minimum wage rules. In England the National Apprenticeship Service includes information on the NMW in its information pack for employers taking on an apprentice. · Encouraging workers to call the Pay and Work Rights Helpline...
- Employment: Young People — Statement (10 December 2014) See 3 other results from this debate
Lord Baker of Dorking: .... Youngsters at 14 should have all the opportunities made available to them: whether to stay on at school or go to a university technical college, a studio school, a career college or even an apprenticeship. I am glad that businesses will be involved in this, because that will open up other opportunities to them. I hope that it will lead to a substantial increase in skills training in all...
- Resettlement of Vulnerable Syrian Refugees: Preparing Young People for Work (10 December 2014) See 9 other results from this debate
Tristram Hunt: ...;s education policy has systematically undermined young people’s preparation for the world of work. Secondary work experience placements have been scrapped; practical assessments have been removed; young apprenticeships have been devalued; and a teacher supply crisis looms in the STEM subjects so critical for this country’s future prospects. But it is the dismantling of careers...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Youth Unemployment (10 December 2014)
Andrew Murrison: ...a shared and integrated future, including the creation of the further education college at Craigavon. Further such measures will be considered. The important thing is to increase the number of apprenticeships in Northern Ireland, and the national insurance contributions announced in the autumn statement are an important part of that.