On 6th May 2014, the Rt Revd Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans, recieved answers to two written questions on the subject of apprenticeships.
The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of apprentices enter into employment with the company to which they were apprenticed after their apprenticeship scheme has finished.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con): We publish information on learning outcomes on the Further Education Choices website to help better inform learner choices. This website presents information on learner outcomes with any employer as well as other destinations:
The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to creating a kitemark scheme for identifying good apprenticeship programmes.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We want all apprenticeships to be world class. That is why we are reforming apprenticeships and putting employers in the driving seat to develop new apprenticeship standards that fully meet the needs of their sectors. Employers choosing to design and offer apprenticeships is the best mark of their success.