PwC comments on the London Assembly investigation into apprenticeships

Published at 11:56 AM on 08 January 2014

We welcome the London Assembly investigation into how effective apprenticeships are in preparing people for work in the capital. As an employer which has grasped the opportunity to offer apprenticeships, we know that the appetite for apprenticeships is very strong. Apprentices serve a vital business need in our organisation and we strive to provide the best training and work experience for them. Employers need to work hard to ensure they are employing apprentices for the right reason - in a real role, meeting a genuine business need, and without compromise on the talents needed to succeed.

The recently launched London Professional Apprenticeship (LPA) programme, led by PwC, will provide 250 new apprenticeships to attract outstanding young Londoners into professional services roles. Employers and recruits will be helped to match skills with training and business opportunities, making it easier for employers to access talent to help them grow. We hope that this research by the London Assembly results in similar improvements and contribute to the growing success of apprenticeships.

 

For more information contact Nicola Thorogood
Direct: +44 (0) 20 7 80 46007
Email: [email protected]


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