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Department for Education written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

What plans she has to encourage the take-up of apprenticeships.

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

A new phase of our communications campaign starts in early 2018 to encourage employers to offer high quality apprenticeship opportunities. This will build on the National Apprenticeship Service’s ongoing communications activity to increase awareness and benefits of apprenticeships among employers and learners.

We will also be holding National Apprenticeships Week from 5 – 9 March 2018.

In November, I launched the Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network in Birmingham, a group of past and current apprentices whose remit is to help grow and expand the apprenticeship programme by reaching out to young people and providing them information.

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