Steve Gee

Liberal Democrat Candidate for Epsom & Ewell

  • Steve Gee

    I am your Liberal Democrat Candidate for the General Election.

    This blog gives you my views on current political issues.

    It also covers some Lib Dem
    policies that I think are particularly important.


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Archive for the ‘Apprenticeships’ Category

Apprentice training

Posted by Steve Gee on Wednesday 17 May 2017

Tim Farron with apprentices

We need to grow the country’s skills base, especially in the technologies and industries that are most important to Britain’s economic future. We want it to become the norm for businesses to take on and train up young people as apprentices in every sector of our economy, and for higher-level apprenticeships to be understood as a respected alternative to university education.

We will:

  • Aim to double the number of businesses which hire apprentices, including by extending apprenticeships to new sectors of our economy such as creative and digital industries.
  • Develop national colleges as national centres of expertise for key sectors, such as renewable energy, to deliver the high-level vocational skills that businesses need.
  • Work with the Apprenticeship Advisory Group to increase the number of apprentices from BAME backgrounds, ensure gender balance across industry sectors and encourage under-represented groups to apply.
  • Ensure that all the receipts from the Apprenticeship Levy in England are spent on training, aiming to fund a wider range of types of training.

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Labour’s cheek at criticising apprenticeships

Posted by Steve Gee on Friday 6 February 2015

Labour’s stance on apprenticeships once again prove they cannot be trusted to build a stronger economy.

Today (Friday 6 February) they criticised the coalition’s record on creating apprenticeships, even though there are now more apprentices than ever before.

In fact there are more than 85 per cent more apprentices in schemes in England than there were under Labour.
Labour's stance on apprenticeshi

What’s more is that last March Labour called Intermediate (level 2) Apprenticeships “deadweight” and proposed scrapping the scheme.

In government Liberal Democrats have created 2m apprenticeships, enabling young people boost their skills and gain valuable work experience.

Jordan is one of the many apprentices to have benefited from the scheme.

Liberal Democrats care about giving people alternative routes to skills and education and this means ending the false apartheid between higher education and vocational education.

Vince Cable has fought hard to prevent decimating cuts from the further education budget which the Conservatives would have been happy to slash.

Only the Liberal Democrats are working towards a stronger economy and a fairer society.

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