Telling the truth about SME life today

Labour’s apprenticeship website is a ?gimmick?

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

“I’ve just seen the latest unemployment figures and I’m livid!” says Mullins, who has been fixing other people’s toilets since he was 12. “More than 12 per cent of 18-24s are out of work. The government’s apprenticeships campaign fronted by Sir Alan Sugar has reportedly cost £2.8m, with figures suggesting that, so far, the scheme has seen only one apprentice hired for every 25 vacancies. I’m no economist, but £2.8m is enough to pay 14,000 apprentices for a year."  Mullins himself completed a four-year apprenticeship before starting up Pimlico Plumbers. “This is not a political issue, it is vital for the future of our economy and our workforce,” he continues. “We came up with a simple idea of using Job Seekers’ Allowance to fund apprenticeships, which we sent to the government. So far, we’ve been ignored.”

Related articles:Mullins blasts British AirwaysHome and away: Views on the recession

Trending

Topic

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Related Stories

More From

Trending

If you enjoyed this article,
why not join our newsletter?

We promise only quality content, tailored to suit what our readers like to see!