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Liam Bryne asks the questions about apprenticeships

Liam Bryne asks the questions about apprenticeships

Big firms are receiving huge amounts of money to fund apprenticeships.

According to Liam Byrne, the number of new jobs created appears to be  limited 
Here’s the Parliamentary Question & answer:

Mr Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which 10 firms received the most funding for apprenticeships in the last year for which figures are available; and what the total monetary value of funding was to each such firm.

Mr Hayes: The following table, based on information provided by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), shows which 10 employers received the most funding for apprenticeships in the 2010/11 academic year and the total amount of funding actually received.

Name Total actual payments

  • Mcdonald’s Restaurants Ltd £10,176,007.85
  • British Gas Services Ltd £3,703,673.69
  • British Telecommunications Public Ltd Company £3,176,988.96
  • Phones 4u Ltd £2,915,751.99
  • Bae Systems Plc £2,797,402.51
  • Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd £1,934,953.95
  • TUI UK Ltd £1,893,502.34
  • Toni and Guy UK Training Ltd £1,549,046.00
  • Jarvis Training Management Ltd £1,432,434.49
  • Tesco Stores Ltd £1,354,278.77

1 Comment

  1. This government is causing chaos, skills loss and clearly weighted unfairness in the UK job market. Massive indiscriminate cuts have resulted in huge job losses of skilled and experienced people. Lives are being devistated AND YET the answer seems to be paying companies to take on apprenticeships?. Hmmm a cynic would say its more Thatcherite than the lady herself would have dared. There is no equality or fairness. Welfare to Work is a mess, figures hidden and access to them denied ‘in the public interest) Those with ill health or disability being provided with a programme that clearly allows no time or means to give the extra time and support required. Conservatism at all costs?

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