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Olympic Games 2012: Apprentices

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much has been spent on the apprenticeship scheme associated with the London 2012 Olympics. (310361)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department and the Department for Children, Schools and Families expect to spend over £1 billion on apprenticeships this year. The total cost of delivering apprenticeships associated with the London 2012 Olympics is not available. Training costs of apprenticeship frameworks funded through the National Apprenticeship Service and associated with the Olympics are not separately identifiable from those not connected with the Olympics.

Olympic development apprenticeships are also being supported by a number of other partners including the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), ConstructionSkills and individual colleges and training providers. The ODA has contributed £275,000 towards the apprenticeship programme, while ConstructionSkills will be providing an employer support contribution of £319,000 over a two year programme through the National Construction College.