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Boris' apprenticeships announcement "a drop in the ocean compared with what is necessary to salvage his failing pledge"

Commenting on the Mayor of London’s announcement of £1.8m to create new apprenticeships, Labour’s London Assembly Economic Spokesperson Fiona Twycross AM said:

“This is a very welcome commitment from Boris Johnson but it is a drop in the ocean compared with what is necessary to salvage his failing pledge to create a quarter of a million London apprenticeships by 2016.

“The apprenticeship programme is a vital way to help young people take that important first leap onto the career ladder but as it stands almost half of the apprenticeships being created in London are going to people over 25 years old and already in work. Whilst support for over 25s is very important, rebadging in-work training as apprenticeships and leaving thousands of young people missing out, isn’t going to help anyone.”

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published this page in News 2015-09-21 01:22:35 +0100

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