Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has championed the Government’s commitment to apprenticeships at a talk that was hosted by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
During the talk, Mike addressed both students and employers about the value of apprenticeships and how alternatives to university courses must be embraced. As a member of CIMA, Mike acutely understands the benefits of additional qualifications. For more information on CIMA and their Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “Apprenticeships are a fundamental part of the Government’s initiative to equip young people with the requisite skills needed by employers in the modern job market, which is why I am delighted that the Government has made them more robust and relevant to the continuously changing needs of the modern workplace. The success of apprenticeships is evident from the record numbers of young people who are now taking part in apprenticeship schemes across the country.”
George Glass, Financial Controller of Harveys Brewery, said: “I am particularly keen to promote the concept of Higher Apprenticeship as an alternative route to professional qualification for those who choose not to go to university. CIMA’s qualification route is ideally suited to this approach, which delivers an invaluable balance between textbook learning and workplace experience. It is the lack of this balance that is proving such an obstacle to many young people seeking their first job, whether graduate or school leaver.”