Following the recent general election which took place last week, the majority vote was won by the Conservatives, who will continue to run the UK for the next 5 years, when the next general election will take place.
No doubt you will have heard of this, as news, press and media coverage has made it inescapable for the past few weeks, in the run up to the election, and results day.
The Conservatives took the majority vote winning 331 seats in the Houses of Parliament, meaning that David Cameron will be our Prime Minister, and in charge of running the country. But what does he have planned for the apprenticeship scheme?
Plans for the UK
The prime minister is planning to push employment rates to a new high, and sees apprenticeships as a great way to do so.
In their last term, the party raised the employment rate to a new record of 73.4%, and are aiming to do so again, and bring this percentage up to 76.6% by the next election in 2020.
One of the issues highlighted in order to be able make this achievement, is to target the skills gap that we face, and a great way to solve this is with apprentices.
The effect on apprenticeships
Cameron has promised to create 3 million more apprenticeships over the next 5 years, ensure that they are routes to good careers, and work on ending the stigma that they are a plan B, in comparison to a university education, and degrees.
If you’d like to help the UK economy and develop your skills in order to achieve a great future career, then an apprenticeship is a great first step towards doing so. You will also be helping the country to achieve the new employment target; so to do so, you can apply online for an apprenticeship, or give us a call directly on 01332 345450 to talk to one of our friendly recruitment consultants who will help you to find a position you’ll love.