MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Apprenticeship Week


Justin Tomlinson MP With Honda UK Apprentices

As part of the Coalitions programme for further education and skills, set out in the National Skills Strategy - for the first time, there will be an accessible vocational path to skilled employment.  These measures will seek to reverse Labour's failure that a record 1 in 5 young people were unemployed by the time they left office. 

For the young, apprenticeships will be a rite of passage to adulthood, no less valued than degrees.  This has been supported by an additional £250 million, as we seek to increase the number of apprentices by 100,000.  Crucially these will be real apprenticeships, respected by employers because under this government, level 3 will become the standard to which apprentices aspire.

Justin Tomlinson MP, "Having run my own business prior to becoming the MP for North Swindon, I am a real fan of apprenticeships.  They help equip our next generation of workers will real life, applied skills, maximising their chances of securing a long-term career.

I have seen first-hand the excellent work of many local businesses in providing apprenticeships, and I will continue to support the further expansion of such schemes both in Swindon and through my work in Parliament." 

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