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Service Personnel: Recruitment and Retention

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

I am grateful for my hon. Friend’s comments about the Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust. Indeed, that is a scheme from which many hon. and right hon. Members have benefited. When it comes to young people, we are the largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK, and when it comes to encouraging university students to join, we have a bursary scheme, as well as have an undergraduate scheme. There is also the university officer training corps, the university air squadrons and university Royal Navy units, in which undergraduates can participate.