LLDC apprenticeship legacy (5)

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What lessons have been learned from the LLDC apprenticeship scheme so far? Can this be improved upon?


Answer for LLDC apprenticeship legacy (5)

Answer for LLDC apprenticeship legacy (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The LLDC is proud of the opportunities it has created for local people through its apprenticeship scheme and 2013 saw the highest number of apprentices on a single site in London.

The LLDC is ambitious and will continue to work with partners, existing and new, to create apprenticeship opportunities on the Park, within sports, construction and the digital and creative sector, with a particular focus on under-represented groups.

Key lessons learned - and that the Legacy Corporation will continue to implement - include the need to support contractors in delivering apprenticeships to ensure that opportunities are created, sustained and of the highest quality -  including aspiring for apprentices' wage levels to be set at the national minimum wage and where possible, seeking London Living Wage. In addition, the need to be flexible in how apprenticeships are delivered is paramount.