Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills and Minister for Women

The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP

Biography

Anne Milton was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 12 June 2017. She was elected as MP for Guildford (revised boundary) in 2010.

Education

Anne was educated at Haywards Heath Grammar School (which became Haywards Heath Sixth Form College in 1980, then Central Sussex College Sixth Form Campus in 2005) on Harlands Road in West Sussex.

Political career

Anne was appointed to the Health Select Committee, serving until December 2006, following her appointment as Shadow Minister for Tourism. In summer 2007 David Cameron appointed her Shadow Minister for Health. Between 2010 and 2012 she served as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Public Health), Department of Health and was appointed to the government as a whip with responsibility for HM Treasury and HM Household.

Career outside politics

Anne trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and worked for the NHS for 25 years, as a district nurse and for people requiring palliative care.

Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • apprenticeships including the apprenticeship levy, traineeships and institutes of technology
  • technical education and skills, including T-levels
  • careers education, information and guidance
  • post-16 funding (including support for young people and adult learners)
  • further education colleges, sixth-form colleges and local patterns of provision (including area reviews and city deals)
  • adult education, including the National Retraining Scheme
  • reducing the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training
  • leading on the review of funding across tertiary education

Minister for Women

The Minister for Women has overall responsibility for policy on gender equality.

Before June 2017, this role was covered by the Minister for Women and Equalities.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State

    • 2017 to 2017
  2. Deputy Chief Whip, Treasurer of HM Household

    • 2015 to 2017
  3. Government Whip, Vice Chamberlain of HM Household

    • 2014 to 2015
  4. Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

    • 2012 to 2014
  5. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Anne Milton: speech to Association of Colleges Conference

    • Speech
  2. Government announces landmark campaign to inspire next generation of engineers

    • News story
  3. Anne Milton: Good careers advice helps you to a rewarding career

    • Speech
  4. Level 4 & 5 technical education to be reviewed

    • News story
  5. New programme launched to improve colleges

    • Press release
  6. Minister appoints new apprenticeship ambassadors

    • News story
  7. Anne Milton supports Team UK at WorldSkills 2017

    • News story
  8. Career break returner programmes launched to help people back to work

    • News story
  9. Tips to tackle the back to school blues

    • Press release
  10. £8 million invested to tackle HIV and improve sexual health

    • Press release