The UK Parliament decided that they wanted to increase the number of Apprentices and to encourage applications from a wide range of young people as a part of their drive to improve diversity at the House of Commons. They host 10 apprentices with the London Apprenticeship Company –
9 in administrative roles and 1 in catering.
In this video Pooja, Media and Communications Assistant, talks about her day-to-day experience working for the House of Commons and what her role entails. The highlight of her job so far was being involved in the planning of Nelson Mandela’s tribute after his death.
We also hear from Adam, a Finance Assistant Apprentice, who speaks about his role within the Department of Finance. Adam explains why he decided to choose an apprenticeship over going to university as an effective way of getting into a very prestigious business such as the House of Commons.
Jo, Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager at the House of Commons, talks about the success of the scheme and how all 10 of the apprentices secured full time roles after completing their apprenticeships.
Anne, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the House of Commons, explains how the apprenticeship scheme also benefits managers and employees who, thanks to the scheme, were able to work in supervisory roles and gain further experience.
Once UK Parliament decided they wanted to increase the size of their apprenticeship scheme they asked the London Apprenticeship Company to help them recruit, employ and manage the training of their apprentices. The scheme has been a great success – see more case studies here.