Gillian Keegan, MP for Chichester, looks to be in line to take on the apprenticeships and skills brief at the Department for Education.
Although no remits have been formally confirmed, Tes understands Ms Keegan, who won her seat in the 2017 general election, will take on the remit, which has not had a dedicated minister since last summer.
Ms Keegan was appointed a parliamentary under secretary of state in the Department for Education this afternoon.
In July 2019, it was announced Gavin Williamson would personally take on the skills brief in his role as education secretary. He was confirmed in post earlier today. Michelle Donelan, who supported him in the apprenticeships and skills remit, has been promoted to a minister of state post at the Department for Education.