David Cameron: FTSE 100 must employ teenagers through new apprenticeship schemes

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David Cameron wants the FTSE 100 employers to employ apprentices (Source: Getty)
The Prime Minister will today call on FTSE 100 employers to step up their efforts to employ apprentices as part of a UK-wide scheme backed by Airbus, Ford and a number of others.

David Cameron will call on some of the biggest employers in the country to do more to help young people get a job and challenge all companies in the FTSE 100 to open an apprenticeship scheme by 2020.

Praising the 65 businesses that already offer such schemes, Cameron will commit to spending £1bn, a pot generated by cutting back on welfare spending, to create 3m new apprenticeships in the next parliament.

He will add that there are currently 11 applicants for every place on a scheme in the UK.

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