Carillion

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 126280, whether it has been agreed that apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services will be paid beyond the end of March.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services have been found placements with (a) Government Departments and (b) other public sector employers.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of apprentices transferred from Carillion Training Services to the Construction Industry Training Board have been placed with alternative employers.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

We have taken steps to protect learners by transferring the training of all Carillion apprentices to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The CITB has already secured new employment and wages for many of the apprentices and is working to find alternative employers for the others. At present, all former Carillion apprentices will continue to be paid while alternative employers are being sought.

The CITB have confirmed that to date, they have successfully placed four individuals in government departments and other public sector employers. Two of the affected apprentices have joined the Army with a further two apprentices now working for their local council.

CITB has engaged directly with over 1,200 learners and secured new employment, with wages, for hundreds of apprentices. CITB are proactively working with their established network of college partners to support all affected apprentices and other learners to complete their programmes and have emailed 40,000 external contacts, the vast majority of those are employers, encouraging them to take on Carillion apprentices.

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