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To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) his Department’s prime contractors and (ii) suppliers in the supply chain of such contractors.
It is the Department’s policy to include a condition in any appropriate contract that contractors employ apprentices during the delivery of that contract. There is no similar obligation on suppliers in the supply chain.
Contractors are encouraged to provide relevant skills training to their staff.