Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently questioned the Government during Education Questions in the House of Commons.
Stephanie’s question focused on the recent news that 341 former Carillion apprentices have been made redundant, and she urged the Government to take urgent action to ensure that all former Carillion apprentices are provided with alternative placements as soon as possible.
Commenting, Stephanie said: “It is simply not good enough that 341 former Carillion apprentices have been made redundant.
“As someone who employs a living wage apprentice in my office, I know that apprentices are often young, are just starting out on a career path, and have to work exceptionally hard to achieve their qualification.
“I feel it is grossly unfair that 341 apprentices should be made redundant, with their careers and future prospects severely affected due to the incompetence of corporate bosses and political mismanagement of the situation by Government ministers.
“That’s why I’m calling on the Government to take urgent action on this matter, to reverse the decision to make the apprentices redundant, and to ensure that all Carillion apprentices are provided with an alternative placement as soon as possible.”