Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, has welcomed the Government’s plan to help people gain better skills and improve their chances of getting a well-paid job.
In recent months, the Government has:
- Confirmed a 63 per cent increase in the number of people starting an apprenticeship in the Coalition’s first year
- Set out plans for advanced learning loans to fund further education for those aged 24 and over, which will only be repaid when the learner has found well-paid work
- Launched the first ever National Careers Service, helping young people and adults find the right job for them
- Announced 25,000 Higher Apprenticeships, giving people the chance to acquire skills up to degree level
- Set up the first Community Learning Trusts to boost the number of adults in learning
Graham said, “Conservatives in Government have delivered an important boost to skills. More people are starting apprenticeships than ever before, and it’s great that the new loans system will mean that nobody will be stopped from learning due to the cost.
“I hope young people and adults in Beverley and Holderness will take advantage of these opportunities to gain new skills, which should lead to a great career and a bright future.”
In an effort to help get people into work, Graham is teaming up with Jobcentre Plus to deliver a Jobs Fair in Beverley from 10am – 2pm on Friday 7th September at the Memorial Hall on Lairgate. Employment opportunities, work experience and advice will all be available.