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Question for Department for Education

UIN HL12866, tabled on 1 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce "portable" apprenticeships.

Answered on

15 February 2021

We are committed to ensuring that sectors where flexible working practices are commonplace, including short periods of project-based employment, are able to make full use of apprenticeships.

As my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, set out in his speech on 29 September 2020, we want more apprenticeships to be transferable from company to company. During 2021-22, we will test approaches to supporting apprenticeships in these industries, including in construction and the creative industries, and will also consider the role that sectoral apprenticeship agencies might play.