Tony Blair's son working in apprenticeships

Leaving Downing Street a decade ago, now Euan Blair (left) is promoting apprenticeships.

 

The push for more young people to take up apprenticeships is being backed by one of Tony Blair's sons.

 

Euan Blair is pursuing a career in promoting apprenticeships, rather than working in politics.

 

In an interview with The TES magazine, he talks of founding a business which matches students with firms offering apprenticeships.

 

He gave up working in investment banking, saying he preferred to work in a "more socially motivated" career.

 

The government has been encouraging more young people to consider apprenticeships as an alternative to university - and is introducing a levy on employers to fund more apprentices.

 

The 32-year-old son of the former prime minister has decided to become part of this drive to raise the profile and reputation of apprenticeships.

 

His firm will connect young people with strong exam grades with apprenticeships in areas such as law, accounting and IT.

 

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