Labour has pledged new opportunities for young people to earn and learn with a plan to create 100,000 new apprenticeships across the country.
The new plan would see a wage subsidy boosting capacity for employers to take on young apprentices aged 16-24, creating new training opportunities to fuel our economic recovery from Covid-19.
Labour is calling for the use of £377 million of the apprenticeships levy – paid by big employers to government – to help employers cover 100,000 new apprentices’ wages for their first year in the job.
Kate Green, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, said: “Labour is committed to helping every young person make a strong start to their working lives with quality training and employment opportunities helping them to develop the skills our economy needs.”
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