Prime Minister praises BAE Systems for apprentice degree schemes

MP Mark Menzies highlighted the work of Fylde coast apprentices to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Mr Menzies called on the Prime Minister to encourage more commitment to degree-level apprenticeships when he spoke during Prime Minister’s Question Time.
And he took the opportunity to praise firms on the Fylde coast for their work with apprentices in the process.
During the session, which took place immediately before the Budget, he said: “In National Apprenticeship Week, it is important to recognise this Government’s commitment to investment, apprenticeships and skills.
“Will the Prime Minister look at encouraging a greater commitment to degree apprenticeships as part of the Government’s strategy, as championed by businesses in my constituency such as BAE Systems, which has been at the forefront in developing these new programmes through its engineering degree apprenticeship scheme?”
The Prime Minister told him the government had now doubld its investment in apprenticeships.
Mrs May said: “My hon. Friend raises a very important issue.
“As we look to the future, we want to ensure that people here in the UK have the skills they need for the economy of the future, and degree apprenticeships will be an important part of that.
“Companies such as BAE System, which he referred to specifically, have been right at the forefront of developing these new programmes.
“I am pleased to say that the apprenticeship levy will take the total investment in England to £2.45bn, which is double what was spent in 2010.
“That means more opportunities for young people to gain the skills they need for their future.”

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