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Apprentice accountants add up with the Chancellor
TATTON’S MP George Osborne met with apprentice trainee accountants in Northwich to discuss their proposals for a youth employment scheme and celebrate their 60th birthday.
Mr Osborne met with Howard Worth Accountants’ dozen apprentice trainee accountants at their Gadbrook Park offices on Friday, October 25.
The trainees, who are aged between 18 and 24, had put together a proposal for a piece of legislation they called the Youth Employment Scheme, something aimed to incentivise employers to recruit more people aged 16 to 24 in to full time employment.
The idea was presented to the Chancellor by four trainees – Andy Cavanagh, Erin Harley, Laura Occleston and Meg McGreavy.
As young people themselves, they realise how fortunate they are to have secured a job which provides on the job work experience while they are also studying, while many of their friends struggle to find work following their A-levels and university.
Their proposal aims to reduce unemployment in this age group to 15 per cent – down six per cent from the current 21 per cent.
Mr Osborne welcomed their idea and said he would like to read more about their proposal.
He said: “Howard Worth is to be congratulated on their 60th year and their apprentice programme which gives young university and school leavers an opportunity to work for accountancy qualifications while learning about the business.
“Apprenticeships are vital to our county’s future, and companies like this do a fantastic job in providing them.”
Richard Barnett, managing partner at Howard Worth, said: “We have some exciting young talent at Howard Worth and we look forward to nurturing them on their path to becoming qualified accountants, and who knows maybe one of them will work in the treasury in the future.”
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