Apprenticeships (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0430
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you plan to extend discounts on travel cards to apprentices who have already completed the first year of their apprenticeship?

Answer

Answer for Apprenticeships (4)

Answer for Apprenticeships (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am a huge supporter of apprentices and have a target of creating 250,000 in London by 2016. That is why I have introduced the apprentice discount.

The uniform 12 month duration of the concession follows consultation with the National Apprenticeship Service. It was agreed that the greatest benefit would arise from a simple 12 month concession. 

The duration of apprenticeships varies widely - some take less than a year, others are for longer periods.

I have no plans to alter the scheme at present but TfL is keeping the terms under review with the National Apprenticeship Service.

Re-routing bus 110 to serve Whitton High Street and Whitton Station