Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what target he has for the number of apprenticeship places to be taken by black and ethnic minority applicants; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

The government believes that apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity for people from all backgrounds. We are committed to 3 million apprenticeship starts during this parliament which will open many more opportunities for apprenticeships for people from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.

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