More help needed to boost Apprenticeships!

Mary Glindon has today called on the Tory-led Government to do more to increase apprenticeship opportunities for young people.

The latest unemployment statistics show that across the country more than 900,000 young people aged between 16 and 24 are now out of work.

Mary said “with over 900,000 young people out of work, the Government needs to do more to help firms create the apprenticeship opportunities young people desperately need.  A One Nation Labour Government will put this right.  Building on the work of our independent Skills Taskforce we will create a new universal standard for apprenticeships so that they are qualifications that employers and young people can trust.  And we’ve also called on the Government to use the money which it already spends on public procurement to create thousands of new apprenticeship opportunities.”

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