Skills Minister on the lookout for an apprentice

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock is on the lookout for an office apprentice, it has been reported. Since being appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) last September, Hancock has been spokesman for apprenticeships in the UK. On Monday David Cameron made him Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise.

The successful applicant will work for a year in order to gain a level three qualification in Business and Administration. The salary is at the national minimum wage of £6.31 an hour for 32 hours a week.

Matthew said: “My apprentice performs an important role in my office helping me respond to and represent my constituents. Now my first apprentice is coming to the end of his studies I am looking for someone to take up the role. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in politics and Westminster and a chance to work in the centre of both. I encourage anyone interested to apply.”

Advertised through the Parliamentary Academy scheme, the job advert states: “To play an important support role within a parliamentary office. Completing a course of study and obtaining work related professional qualifications. We are looking for an apprentice with a keen interest in politics.”