STEM Subjects: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage and promote apprenticeships and traineeships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics roles (a) in the general aviation sector and (b) elsewhere.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education), Minister for Women

A full list of apprenticeship standards is available online at: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/. Apprenticeships in science, engineering and maths are well represented, and there are specific standards for aviation including Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Military) at level 2 and Aerospace Engineer at degree level 6.

The ‘Amazing Apprenticeships’ resource portal provides information, advice and videos to schools, featuring case studies from employers in the STEM related sector and promotes their vacancies. A series of live broadcasts has recently been launched showcasing a broad range of employers including Highways England, National Grid, IBM and the BBC.

We continue to promote the benefits of apprenticeships and traineeships to employers and young people and are taking part in the 2018 Year of Engineering campaign.

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