Top level apprenticeships

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3654
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following the report from the Sutton Trust showing that over a lifetime the highest skilled apprentices could earn £50,000 more than many graduates; what are you doing to ensure that a higher proportion of apprenticeships created in the City are above Level Two?   

Answer

Answer for Top level apprenticeships

Answer for Top level apprenticeships

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I consider that given London's higher skills requirements, it is important to continue to encourage higher level Apprenticeships and I am pleased that the number of higher level Apprenticeships in London has steadily increased over my term in office.  GLA initiatives that have contributed to this increase include; 

In 2014/15, GLA Officers engaged with Higher Education Institutions,  Further Education Institutions and independent training providers delivering Higher Apprenticeships to identify the demand for higher apprenticeships in key sectors.   As a result of this engagement, the GLA were able to successfully build a case for additional SFA funding to support Higher Apprenticeship provision in London.

Furthermore, all GLA Apprenticeship marketing activity undertaking during my term in office has strived to raise awareness of the benefits of higher level apprenticeships.