House of Commons applaud higher apprenticeship programme


Employers recognised for their contribution to the apprenticeship scheme.

On Monday 10th December, skills minister Matthew Hancock acknowledged the partners who have shown their support for Higher Apprenticeships. The government announced last year that GBP25m would be put into boosting apprenticeships in the UK, giving employers and colleges the resources to expand their workforce by employing young people.

The event was attended by providers and employers who have grouped together to provide 20,000 higher apprenticeship positions by 2015.

CEO of Pearson in Practice, Fiona McBride, said: “I believe passionately in the power of apprenticeships to change the lives of young people and the skills base of our economy. We have been delighted to lead the development of the first Higher Apprenticeships in Public Relations and Legal Services in conjunction with our partners. Higher Apprenticeship offer employers the opportunity to recruit and develop talented young people to support the future of their businesses. The opportunity to introduce a wide range of Higher Apprenticeships across the sectors we work in, is an exciting development for the coming year.”