Apprenticeships in the construction industry

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Your response to MQ 2014/0422 highlighted that the number of apprentices in the construction industry has plummeted since 2010/11.  What action are you taking to increase apprenticeship numbers in this sector?


Answer for Apprenticeships in the construction industry

Answer for Apprenticeships in the construction industry

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In spring/summer 2014, the LEP plans to support a £2m project with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to assess different ways to address skills shortages in the construction industry.

Much of my work on apprenticeships is cross-sectoral. I will continue to write to London businesses with over 250 employees to highlight the apprenticeship opportunities available; the LEP is funding a marketing campaign in spring 2014; and I will continue to create apprenticeship positions in the GLA Group and its supply chain.