Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills)

Organisations: Department for Education


The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • strategy for post-16 education (jointly with Minister of State for Universities)
  • technical education and skills including T Levels and qualifications review
  • apprenticeships including traineeships
  • further education workforce
  • further education provider market including quality and improvement and further education efficiency
  • adult education, including the National Retraining Scheme and basic skills
  • Institutes of Technology and National Colleges
  • reducing the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training
  • careers education, information and guidance including the Careers and Enterprise Company
  • coronavirus (COVID-19) response for further education services

Previous holders of this role

  1. Gillian Keegan MP

    2020 to 2021