Robert Halfon’s Overseas Aid Apprenticeship Scheme taken up by International Development Secretary

Robert Halfon’s Overseas Aid Apprenticeship Scheme taken up by International Development Secretary

HARLOW residents could soon be offered the opportunity to complete apprenticeships in developing countries, funded by the Government’s aid budget.

The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, is looking into how the aid programme can be used to provide opportunities to young and disadvantaged British people who might otherwise miss out on the opportunity to work and learn abroad. Apprenticeships could be available in professions such as accounting, engineering and project management.

Commenting, Harlow MP Robert Halfon said:

“An apprenticeships scheme for our young people overseas, not only provides a ladder of opportunity of training and skills for them, but a real transformation for the most vulnerable too. It is wonderful that we can make the aid budget help build an apprenticeships and skills nation in the UK and alleviate world poverty at the same time. I thank Penny Mordaunt for seriously taking my idea on board and making the aid budget work for everyone.”

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