Jan 19 2016

Bob Blackman MP becomes an Apprenticeship Champion

bob_blackmanBob Blackman MP becomes an Apprenticeship Champion

Local MP Bob Blackman is backing apprenticeships in Harrow East by joining a campaign to spread awareness of the opportunities that apprenticeships offer to both young people and businesses.

Bob is one of 100 MPs who have joined the fight, pledging to champion apprenticeships in their local area – and ensure that their constituents benefit from the increasing number of quality apprenticeships on offer as the Government heads toward its target of three million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

The campaign, the Parliamentary 100 in 100, led by Nadhim Zahawi MP as the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Apprentices – will see an announcement by an MP every day for 100 days. These announcements can include pledges from local businesses, charities or schools to take on apprentices for the first time, or to grow their existing apprenticeship programmes.

Nadhim Zahawi MP said: “I am delighted that Bob Blackman is backing apprenticeships in Harrow. We delivered more than 2.3 million apprenticeships starts during the last Parliament, which is a record to be proud of. But for every single one of those apprenticeship starts, there was a person gaining new skills, and hands on experience, giving them a brighter future. This is why it is so important to ensure that Harrow East is a key part of the drive toward the three million, ensuring that even more opportunities are created, and I am delighted that Bob will be doing just that.”

Bob Blackman MP added: “Apprenticeships offer a brilliant opportunity for local businesses to help develop the careers of talented young people here in Harrow, ensuring the workforce of the future has the skills it needs. It’s worth remembering that people like Jamie Oliver, Stella McCartney and even Alex Ferguson all started their careers as apprentices – not to mention many of the today’s business leaders. I want local young people to be the rising stars of the future, and local employers to help grow that talent. So if you run a business in Harrow and want to find out more, please do get in touch so we can discuss your plans.”

The formal launch of the Campaign will be held in the House of Commons in February 2016.

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