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New traineeship programme to give young people the skills to compete in a global economy

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Local MP Graham Stuart has welcomed plans to set up a new traineeship programme to help give young people the confidence, skills and experience to compete with more experienced adults.

The new programme was announced by Skills Minister Matthew Hancock just before he visited Beverley and Holderness at Graham’s invitation earlier this month to discuss what is being done locally to help prepare young people for success in today’s increasingly competitive labour market.

Following the announcement Graham said, “This is great news for young people trying to get a foot on the work ladder. The Government is doing more than ever to make sure our young people have the skills they need to compete and succeed in the workplace. A record half a million people started apprenticeships last year, with 3,790 in Beverley and Holderness. This new traineeship programme will help even more young people.”

Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills, added, “We want to support everyone in our country to reach their personal best. To do that, we are introducing traineeships to help young people with the skills they need to get, and hold down a job.

“That’s vital for our economy to compete in the global race. It’s also a question of fairness. Traineeships will give young people the helping hand and experience they need to compete for apprenticeships and good jobs.”


Graham Stuart to host Skills Minister in Beverley this Friday

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Local MP Graham Stuart will be hosting the Department for Education’s Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, in Beverley on Friday 11th January.

During the visit to East Yorkshire Graham will be showing the Minister the great work that is being done locally to help prepare young people for success in today’s increasingly complex labour market.

During the day they plan to visit both East Riding College and the Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA).

Graham said, “Now more than ever it is important that we do all we can to prepare our young people for success in the future.  There are many different pathways to a good career and we must make sure that each student has the skills they need.

“The Government has done a lot of good things to support economic growth and get more young people into work such has expanding apprenticeships, establishing University Technical Colleges and studio schools, and promoting more work experience placements.

“These are just some of the reasons we are seeing the highest numbers in employment in our history. In Beverley and Holderness we have unemployment of 4.1%, well below the national average and far less than in the United States or Europe.

“This is all good news, but there is much more to be done and we can’t be complacent. That is why I will continue to do all I can to press the Government to do more to understand and champion rural areas like ours so that we can create more jobs and eradicate the deficit left behind by Labour.”


Local MP welcomes Government efforts to get people into work

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

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.


MP Graham Stuart delighted as 150 flock to Education and Skills Fair

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

jobevent1WEBAround 150 people attended an Employment and Skills Fair organised by Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart on Monday July 13.

The highly successful fair saw unemployed constituents accessing a range of employment and training services under one roof.

Graham said: “While it is saddening to see just how many people need the help and support of these various training and skills agencies, I am delighted so many took the trouble to come along. Hopefully they have taken a positive step towards getting back into work, or maybe even getting their first job.