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SME Apprenticeships

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

How are you engaging and encouraging SMEs in London to participate in apprenticeship schemes?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I am committed to making sure businesses of all sizes offer apprenticeships that Londoners of all ages, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, can access. As part of this, we have invested £1.3million into three Apprenticeships for Londoners programmes, to support levy-paying businesses and SMEs to create nearly 2,000 new apprenticeships over the next 3 years.

I am also calling for more powers to be devolved to London, to ensure that further opportunities are created to increase participation in apprenticeships, including in SMEs.