Apprenticeships in the construction industry

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4602
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to MQ 2014/4030, what further action will you take to increase the number of good quality apprenticeships in the construction sector in London?

Answer

Answer for Apprenticeships in the construction industry

Answer for Apprenticeships in the construction industry

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I will continue to promote apprenticeships across all sectors including in construction through my marketing campaign and employer engagement activity.   The London Enterprise Panel is working closely with local authorities to promote and support the take-up of apprenticeships across borough skills and employment schemes, especially in construction projects through New Homes Bonus proposals and the London Enterprise Panel's 2014-2020 European Social Fund Programme.  The GLA's functional bodies continue to promote and provide apprenticeships directly and across the supply chain including in construction.  This year's Skills London event takes place at EXCEL on 21 and 22 November and includes a range of employment and apprenticeship opportunities for young people to find out about, including in construction.