Local MP praises Government over unemployment record – Do you agree with him?

Graham Stuart Question Time

Opportunity knocks for new jobs?

LOCAL MP Graham Stuart has welcomed Government efforts to get people into work. The Conservative Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, in a recent statement to the press, gave his support to Government plans to help people gain better skills and improve their chances of getting a well-paid job.

In recent months, Graham Stuart says that the Government has:

  • Confirmed a 63 per cent increase in the number of people starting an apprenticeship in the Coalition’s first year
  • Set out plans for advanced learning loans to fund further education for those aged 24 and over, which will only be repaid when the learner has found well-paid work
  • Launched the first ever National Careers Service, helping young people and adults find the right job for them
  • Announced 25,000 Higher Apprenticeships, giving people the chance to acquire skills up to degree level
  • Set up the first Community Learning Trusts to boost the number of adults in learning

“Conservatives in Government have delivered an important boost to skills. More people are starting apprenticeships than ever before, and it’s great that the new loans system will mean that nobody will be stopped from learning due to the cost.

“I hope young people and adults in Beverley and Holderness will take advantage of these opportunities to gain new skills, which should lead to a great career and a bright future.”

Qs: So what do you think? Do you agree with Graham Stuart’s views? Do you think that there are enough opportunities for young people and adults to gain new skills leading to well-paid new jobs and careers?

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Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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