I am delighted to learn that Wiltshire College has plans for a brand new £21 million college campus in Chippenham. The new three storey buildingwill be open to students from September 2015, and will support apprenticeships in engineering, construction and hair and beauty as well as additional vocational training.
The next Labour government will require large companies to train a new apprentice for each skilled worker they hire from outside the EU. Across the UK, this policy will create up to 125,000 high quality apprenticeships. Labour plans to double the number of high-quality apprenticeships, which lead to well paid, secure jobs.
The apprenticeship scheme would affect foreign nationals brought in under Tier 2 of the points-based immigration system – those offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker.
Labour will also require companies bidding for government contracts to train apprentices.
Published and promoted by Chippenham Labour Party on behalf of Andy Newman, both of 5 Elm Hayes, Corsham, SN13 9JW