Support for apprenticeship applications

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4025
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Currently one in ten apprenticeship applications from 16-18 year olds are unsuccessful despite 56 per cent of applications coming from this age group. Will your Skills Taskforce look at how support can be provided to apprenticeship applicants aged under 19 to increase the number of successful applications?

Answer

Answer for Support for apprenticeship applications

Answer for Support for apprenticeship applications

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Skills for Londoners Taskforce will set the strategic direction for a new skills agenda for London.

I believe that is vital that young people are supported to access apprenticeship opportunities to ensure that they obtain the skills they need to succeed in the future economy.