The Blair family on the steps of 10 Downing Street

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Leaving Downing Avenue a decade in the past, now Euan Blair (left) is selling apprenticeships

The push for extra younger individuals to take up apprenticeships is being backed by one among Tony Blair’s sons.

Euan Blair is pursuing a profession in selling apprenticeships, somewhat than working in politics.

In an interview with The TES magazine, he talks of founding a enterprise which matches college students with companies providing apprenticeships.

He gave up working in funding banking, saying he most well-liked to work in a “extra socially motivated” profession.

The federal government has been encouraging extra younger individuals to contemplate apprenticeships as an alternative choice to college – and is introducing a levy on employers to fund extra apprentices.

The 32-year-old son of the previous prime minister has determined to develop into a part of this drive to boost the profile and popularity of apprenticeships.

His agency will join younger individuals with sturdy examination grades with apprenticeships in areas akin to legislation, accounting and IT.

“That is going to be a battle. As a result of the very fact is the model of apprenticeships is not the place it must be; be it with colleges, be it with employers, be it with mother and father. You’ll be able to’t change that in a single day,” he advised The TES, in an article revealed on Friday.

“We wish a scenario the place good children, who might go to Oxbridge or Russell Group universities, should make a troublesome choice: ‘Do I’m going down that route, or do I be part of this unbelievable apprenticeship scheme at a high UK company or actually thrilling tech start-up?'”