In 2014 your Labour councillors pledged to provide 300 new apprenticeship places for young people.
In the first year alone, Labour exceeded this target by more than half, and delivered 466 places across the borough. We have now delivered almost additional 1,000 places, and the number of 16-25 year olds in training, apprenticeships, and employment has increased across the whole borough.
Labour councillors also launched the Careers Coach which goes directly into communities helping people of all ages enter employment, apprenticeships, and training through tailored support and resources. Staffed by professional advisers, the mobile job support centre provides free internet and computer access with one-to-one help with everything from writing a CV to setting up your own business. This innovative service has been a great success which has helped over 200 residents find jobs, and led another 300 into further education or training.
If re-elected in Hounslow this May, Labour will work to provide even more opportunities for young people and people seeking employment or training across the borough by pledging to deliver 4,000 new apprenticeships and opportunities. This pledge comes hand in hand with a commitment to ensuring that at least the London Living Wage is paid to employees across Hounslow.