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Prime Minister unveils plans to create millions of apprenticeships

The Prime Minister's visit to the East to unveil plans to create millions more apprenticeships.

David Cameron said they would be paid for by a "levy" on large companies that aren't investing enough in staff training.

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin - also in the region today - said around 30 thousand of those new apprenticeships would be in road and rail industry.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

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Prime Minister visits Norwich to launch apprenticeship plans

The Prime Minister has visited Norwich to unveil plans to create millions more apprenticeships.

David Cameron said they would be paid for by a "levy" on large companies that aren't investing enough into staff training.

Kate Prout joined him as he met young workers at KLM in Norwich. Click below to watch her report.

30,000 rail and road apprenticeships to be created in east

The Transport Secretary visits the National Training Academy for Rail, Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans to create more than 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail industry have been unveiled at an event in Northampton.

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, was visiting the National Training Academy for Rail, which is due to open in six weeks time.

The minister said it would create a larger workforce for the transport industry that was highly skilled and more diverse.

It comes as the Prime Minister David Cameron has been visiting Norwich airport to launch the plans which will see 270,000 apprentices created in the East of England.

Transport Secretary taking a tour of National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • More than 30,000 apprenticeship places will be created across the road and rail industry.
  • More than £70 billion to improve transport infrastructure.
  • 'Most ambitious' investment in rail since Victorian times.
  • Most extensive improvements to roads since 1970s.

Click below to watch a short clip with the Transport Secretary.

David Cameron in Norwich to launch plans for apprenticeships

The Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting Norwich today to announce a new Government push on apprenticeships.

Mr Cameron was joined by Chloe Smith, the MP for Norwich North during his tour of KLM engineering at Norwich airport.

David Cameron wants to create 3 million extra apprentices over the next 5 years, with around 270,000 of them in the East of England.

He said any firms wishing to bid for Government contracts worth more than 10 million pounds, would have to sign up to the plans.

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New study finds age discrimination for jobseekers

A new study has found that older jobseekers are facing discrimination when trying to find work.

Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge applied for almost two thousand jobs using one CV from someone in their 20s and one for a 50-year-old.

The applicants were identical apart from the ages and the results showed that older candidates were four times less likely to get an interview.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

Cambridge: 'Uninsured' Lamborghini driver told to appear in court

The Lamborghini Huracán seized by police in Cambridge. Credit: BCH Road Policing

A driver caught using a high performance sports car without proper insurance has been ordered to appear in court.

202mph
The Lamborghini Huracán's top speed.

A Lamborghini Huracán was seized by police in Cambridge on Sunday (9 August) after the driver was found to be incorrectly insured.

The car was put on display outside one of the city's police stations.

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