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Apprentices: Olympic Games Sites

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

6. To ask the Minister for the Olympics what additional training opportunities for apprentices will be available on London Olympic Games sites during the construction phase. (204435)

The Games give us a tremendous opportunity to create a lasting skills legacy. The Olympic Delivery Authority, together with its partners, aim to get at least 2,000 people (approximately 4 per cent. of the workforce) into trainee apprenticeships and work placements up to 2012 on the Olympic Park and other venues. This will benefit local people, including previously workless people.