Credit for Apprenticeship Creation

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How can you differentiate between apprenticeships created as a result of your actions and those which would have been created by the National Apprenticeship Service in London anyway?


Answer for Credit for Apprenticeship Creation

Answer for Credit for Apprenticeship Creation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boosting apprenticeships is a collaborative effort between the GLA, Government and employers. 

Since 2012, I have written directly to over 200 London businesses about apprenticeships, and in 2013 the LEP funded a successful marketing campaign and committed £1.5m to enhance the AGE grant for London SMEs. Since 2010, the number of annual apprenticeship starts has risen by 121 per cent (2009/10 - 2012/13).

I have lobbied Government and the National Apprenticeships Service to maintain and enhance their resources in London.  I am working hard with all partners to reach my target of 250,000 apprenticeships in London over my Mayoralty.