News Mayor Johnson Aims Create Over 3500 Apprenticeships £18m Scheme

Boris Johnson has marked the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week with a £1.8 million plan to encourage thousands of London businesses to take on an apprentice.

More than 3,500 apprenticeships are to be created under the scheme across the capital. Specialist recruitment and training providers are being lined up to partner with the Mayor to deliver a programme that will target businesses of every shape, size and specialism.

They will be tasked with finding innovative new ways of delivering apprenticeships and helping young Londoners looking for careers ranging from catering and construction to manufacturing and marketing, with all the support they require to obtain an apprenticeship.

“We want to extend the fantastic benefits apprenticeships offer to thousands more businesses and young people across the capital and help drive the skills and opportunities Londoners need to excel. Our new programme will reach out to those companies yet to dip their toe into the rich pool of talent contained in our capital, and help maintain London’s position as a world leader for training, development and expertise,” said Johnson.

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 9-15 March 2015.

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