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London's apprentices were given a little help today.
The Mayor announced he's cutting the cost of them getting around London, by giving them a third off the price of public transport.
Boris Johnson says it could help around 40,000 people save more than £600 a year.
But the discount travel will only last for a year.
The details now from our Political Correspondent Simon Harris:
Boris Johnson joined around 10 apprentices this morning for a lesson in concrete spraying.
With Crossrail and many other large-scale tunnelling projects in the pipeline the demand for skilled tunnelling and underground workers in the UK and Europe is unprecedented.
The Tunneling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) was established in 2011 by Crossrail, to address a shortage of people with the necessary skills to work underground on the transport scheme and on other planned infrastructure projects
Boris Johnson will be meeting apprentices at the Crossrail Tunnelling Academy in Ilford to kick off National Apprenticeship Week. A new concessionary travel scheme will help hard working apprentices.