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Apprentices: Environment Protection

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 9 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship schemes in green jobs have been established since 1997. (304528)

The skills required in green jobs are usually delivered through existing frameworks, for example through engineering or electro-technical apprenticeships. Information on the number of starts or achievements on apprenticeship frameworks is published in a Statistical First Release, and can be found at:

Work is currently under way to develop existing and new frameworks in green areas such as low-carbon and renewable energy industries, for example wind-turbine and solar photovoltaic panel installation jobs.