Apprentices over 25

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1236
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There has been a significant rise in the number of apprentices aged over 25 since 2009/10. Are you concerned that this may have an impact on alleviating youth unemployment in London?

Answer

Answer for Apprentices over 25

Answer for Apprentices over 25

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, the majority of apprentices since 2009/10 have been under the age of 25. I am keen that apprenticeship opportunities are made available to young people to boost employment and that's why I committed to enhancing the London SME grant for businesses that recruit an apprentice aged 16-24 from £1,500 to £3,000.