Stephen has called on schools in East Ham to take on young people as apprentices, in a number of positions ranging from Teaching Assistants, Business Administration and PE and School Sports support. The One By 2020 campaign, led by National Schools Training (NST), is calling on every school in the country to take on an apprentice by 2020.
Stephen showed his support and met school apprentices at an event for the campaign held at the Houses of Parliament this week. Over the past year, NST, the leading provider of training and apprenticeships to schools across the UK, has seen over a 60% increase in uptake of apprentices being taken on by schools. NST now deliver apprenticeships in over 2,000 schools.
Commenting on the programme, Stephen said: “East Ham schools can play a vital role in helping young people enter the world of work through providing useful and well paid apprenticeships in a range of different roles. This can play an important role in levelling the playing field in demonstrating the value of alternative routes to employment.
“The One by 2020 campaign is helping schools across the country to do this, and I would strongly encourage local schools to take part and earn the numerous workforce benefits from doing so.”