Lynne Featherstone

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MP meets successful Haringey apprentices on visit to local GP surgery

with from the left and back Lynne Featherstone, Sue Welsh from the National Apprenticeship Service, Paul Head, Principal at the College, by the computer Bianca Pierre, and on the phone, Louise Lever.To see firsthand how young people and businesses in Hornsey and Wood Green are reaping the benefits from the Apprenticeship programme, Lynne Featherstone MP recently met with two young girls who are working at Queenswood GP practice in Crouch End.

Bianca Pierre and Louise Lever, who are doing a Business Administration Apprenticeship through the College for Haringey, Enfield and North East London, are two of the 325,000 people who have benefited from the government investing £150 m in Apprenticeships for the over 16s.

Bianca, who has been with the Hornsey Central GP practice for 8 months, has just been offered a permanent position as a result of her hard work. Louise, who has been with the GP practice since June, is already gaining essential people and organisation skills, that will make her well-placed for her future job hunt.

The Apprenticeship programme gives young people who are not pursuing an academic route the chance to develop their skills in the workplace and start their future careers, and take that all-essential first step on to the work ladder.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“I’m so delighted to see how both Bianca and Louise, and the GP practice, have benefitted from the apprenticeship programme.

“It’s clear that both girls have gained that all-essential work experience needed for a successful future career. Indeed Bianca’s Apprenticeship has gone so well that Queenswood has decided to keep her on!

“As far as Queenswood goes, it’s clear that getting the chance to train both girls to suit their operational needs has been invaluable. A lot of businesses actually find that apprenticeships help them to grow their business.

“I’m really proud that the government has invested so heavily in Apprenticeships. The programme offers a fantastic and rewarding route into employment, and they are set to really benefit the 500 Haringey residents who are currently enrolled.”

Thu 7 July 2011
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