Halfon makes “Most influential Britain’s” list
Politics / Wed 29th Jan 2014 am31 08:17am
By Mark Sweeney
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is named one of Britain’s Top 500 most influential people for his work on apprenticeships.
Mr Halfon was the first MP to employ a Parliamentary apprentice and set up the Parliamentary Academy which has led to 21 apprentices being employed in the House of Commons by MPs.
Halfon has also helped to introduce an NUS card for apprentices, giving them the same discounts as students. Fully believing in apprenticeships, Mr Halfon campaigned hard for a pre-apprentice school to come to Harlow, which will be opening this September.
A proud Mr Halfon said, “It is an honour to be recognised by the Sunday Times in this way. “I have passion for apprenticeships and made my maiden speech on them. It is wonderful news that the number of apprentices in Harlow has increased by 82 per cent and that Harlow is getting one of the very few new pre-apprentice schools, with up to £10 million of government funding.”