Apprentices: Wales Office

Wales – in the House of Commons on 15th September 2021.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

What steps he is taking to increase the number of apprentices in the Wales Office.

Photo of David Davies David Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Assistant Whip

We fully support the Government’s apprenticeship scheme. We have employed apprentices in the Wales Office, and our most recent apprentice has just been promoted.

Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

Will my hon. Friend set out what he is doing to encourage apprenticeships across Wales? Will he ensure that all new jobs offered in the Wales Office are offered as apprenticeships, not just graduate schemes? Will he ensure that the Wales Office meets the public sector target on apprenticeships?

Photo of David Davies David Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Assistant Whip

I can assure my right hon. Friend that we will certainly meet the public sector target—we have been meeting it. We will be taking on further apprentices and we have just taken on a kickstart worker and somebody from the care leavers scheme.