Aldous welcomes new traineeship programme for young people

Peter Aldous MP for Waveney has welcomed new plans to set up a traineeship programme for young people.

The new programme, announced by Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, will provide young people aged 16 to 24 with a tailor-made package of support that will give them the confidence, skills and experience to compete in the labour market with more experienced adults. The Government have published a discussion paper inviting views on the policy.

Peter Aldous commented:
“This is fantastic news for young people in the Waveney area trying to get a foot on the work ladder. This traineeship programme will support more young people like them compete successfully and get jobs. I am delighted that 920 people in the area started apprenticeships last year and I encourage more people to get involved in the scheme over the coming year.”

Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills, commented:
“We want to support everyone in our country to reach their personal best. To do that, we are introducing traineeships to help young people with the skills they need to get a job, and hold down a job.
“That’s vital for our economy to compete in the global race. And it’s a question of fairness. Traineeships will give young people the helping hand and experience they need to compete for Apprenticeships and good jobs.”

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