8th Dec, 2016

Stratford MP gets new role working with prime minister

Stratford Editorial 6th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

NADHIM Zahawi will be helping the Prime Minister shape the future for the nation’s youth.

The Stratford MP has been appointed the new Apprenticeship Adviser for David Cameron and co-chair of the Apprenticeship Delivery Board.

In his new role he will be working closely with the Prime Minister, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Skills Funding Agency to ensure that the Government’s pledge for three million apprenticeship starters is met.

Mr Zahawi said: “It’s a great honour to have been asked by the Prime Minister to be his new Apprenticeships Adviser.

“I’m excited to be part of the Government’s revolutionary work on apprenticeships, drawing on my previous experience as an entrepreneur to ensure that the new qualifications meet the needs of businesses and provide excellent life-long skills to those who take them.

“I’m determined for apprenticeships to be a real alternative to attending University and to ensure there’s a route to better paid, highly skilled jobs that really enhance productivity in our economy.”

His predecessor was Watford MP Richard Harrington who left the position after being appointed as the new Minister for Syria Refugees.