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Pensions minister to join Hargreaves Lansdown as an 'apprentice'
Pensions minister Steve Webb will spend a day as an apprentice at online stock broker Hargreaves Lansdown.
Pensions minister Steve Webb has agreed to join online stock broker Hargreaves Lansdown for a day in a bid to raise awareness of apprenticeship schemes.
Webb, a local MP in Bristol where Hargreaves Lansdown is based, will spend time tomorrow with the firm's pensions helpdesk, with the aim of learning more about the issues that the public raise with financial experts. He will also join the firm on visits to local employers to see presentations to workers about pensions issues.
Webb (pictured), who is MP for Thornbury and Yate, said: ‘Along with other Liberal Democrat MPs, I am working to promote the take-up of apprenticeships by local firms.
‘I plan to advertise for an apprentice to work in my own office later in the year, and I’m most grateful to Hargreaves Lansdown for giving me the opportunity to be on the receiving end of a day of workplace-based training.
Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive Ian Gorham said: ‘It is typical of Steve’s commitment to his role as pensions minister that he has taken this opportunity to further his experience at the coal-face of the pensions industry.
‘Steve is probably the most over-qualified apprentice we’ve ever had though.’
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by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 10, 2013 at 16:51