Will Martin & Stephen Exley

Halfon: ‘Apprentices to MPs go on to great things’

The skills minister tells TES he is confident that more politicians will follow his example by hiring an apprentice to help with their Westminster duties

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Turning 18 is a significant milestone in any young man’s life. But for Owen Warwick, something even more life-changing happened in the same week as his birthday: he got his first job. And that was the start of a remarkable journey from school sixth form to the Palace of Westminster.

Last summer, Warwick became a parliamentary apprentice. Thanks to the government’s flagship target of creating 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, not to mention the levy being introduced to fund the ambitious expansion of the programme, Warwick has found himself at the centre of government at a time when the ...

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