Hundreds invited to join Apprentice Debate in London

On 4th March, The Apprentice Debate will take place in London during The Voice of Apprenticeships conference, part of National Apprenticeship Week.

To be opened by Matthew Hancock Minister for Skills and Enterprise, the Apprentice Debate will gather 200 apprentices and educators to County Hall on London’s South Bank. Young people and members of the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) will debate the future of apprenticeships and tackle the challenges faced by vocational education.

Ben Pike, Director of QA Apprenticeships which is sponsoring the event, said: “QA is proud to help young people make a difference to the UK’s education system, and to challenge the perceptions they face. We have a responsibility to give school and college leavers a full range of options, and not just stick to what has gone before. We are pleased to see the Minister for Skills has chosen to attend and get in touch with what really motivates young people in their career choices.”

IAC member and apprentice Andy Fowler adds: “The primary aim of the IAC was to ensure that apprentices had their say on the future of apprenticeships – as previously there was no apprentice-led body that gave us that opportunity. I am very pleased to see that apprentices are now getting their day in court. The Apprentice Debate is another great opportunity for apprentices from all industries to stand on a national platform and get our views heard.” 

Book here or follow the action at #apprenticedebate.