The Houses of Parliament Clerk’s Apprentice Scheme is managed in partnership with the London Apprenticeship Company and offers young people between the ages of 17-24 the opportunity to gain practical experience working in the House of Commons Service whilst completing formal apprenticeship qualifications with the Apprenticeship College.
The idea behind the Clerk’s Apprentices Scheme is to offer a chance to those who might not have thought of it to come and work in Parliament. Through the Diversity and Inclusion Scheme, the House of Commons Service aims to improve the representation of people in the workforce, to ensure that Parliament is reaching out to the widest pool of talent, and to represent the House in a positive and inclusive light.
This scheme gives people from under-represented groups an opportunity to gain valuable experience of working within the House of Commons Service while earning a qualification to increase their employability for the future. The long-term goal is for the workforce to be representative of the people they serve, be a respected institution, and demonstrate their commitment to being an inclusive workplace where people feel valued.
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The Apprenticeship Programme
The Apprenticeship College have designed two apprenticeship programmes specifically for The Clerk’s Apprenticeship Scheme. As with all of our apprenticeships, the course content is specifically written to meet the employer’s objectives but it is strongly based on the following core LCoAT apprenticeship programmes: