Apprentice Oyster photocard launched by TFL

Around 40,000 apprentices should benefit from the discount

Around 40,000 apprentices should benefit from the discount

As part of Boris Johnson’s effort to combat youth unemployment, Transport for London (TfL) has launched an apprentice oyster card offering discounted travel.

Those eligible should be over 18, living in London and in the first year of an approved apprenticeship course. Around 40,000 apprentices are expected to benefit from the discount annually, making a saving of GBP660.00. The decision may encourage more young people to consider apprenticeships, knowing that they have further financial support, which is great news for businesses already hiring apprentices.

Vic Grimes, Divisional Apprenticeship Director – London and South East, National Apprenticeship Service, said: “The National Apprenticeship Service has been working closely with TfL and I’m delighted that many hard working apprentices across London will benefit from this concession. While an apprenticeship is a great opportunity to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future, these are economically challenging times. We know that young people and employers need as much support as possible in the capital and this is a very positive result for them.”

Applications can be made through the TFL website.