Over 40 companies join European Alliance for Apprenticeships

More than 40 companies and other organisations have joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, coordinated by the European Commission and committed to providing more and better apprenticeships for young people.

The new pledges were signed in Riga during a meeting of Ministers in charge of vocational education and training, the European social partners and the Commission, organised by the Latvian Presidency.

The companies will make a total of 140, 000 apprenticeships and training opportunities available to young people.

EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen said: “I warmly welcome the new partners joining the European Alliance for Apprenticeships today. Helping Europe’s young people to access quality jobs is at the top of my priorities. Together we will create new opportunities for young people to learn the skills and gain the experience needed in the labour market. I look forward to seeing even more companies and other organisations following this example in the future.”