Mayor Boris Johnson meets Tideway apprenticesLondon’s Mayor Boris Johnson has been introduced to the Thames Tideway Tunnel’s first apprentices at the biggest jobs fair in town, Skills London.

Both Lee Richardson and Fiona Keenaghan, who are 19, were really excited to meet the Mayor having directly benefitted from his commitment to deliver apprenticeships in London.

They joined the project in September and spend four days a week with the team, and one day a week in college in Wandsworth.

Skills London is the Capital’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people, their parents, families and teachers. The event is focused on providing interactive careers information and hosts more than 30,000 visitors and 175 exhibitors.

The Mayor of London sponsors the event as part of his ambition to deliver 250,000 apprenticeships by 2016.
Amar Qureshi, commercial director of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, said: “With construction planned to start in 2016 and lasting for seven years, this project offers real opportunities for teenagers finishing off their school years now and looking for a direction for their careers.

“We had a great response from everyone who visited our stand who were genuinely interested in what the project meant for the future of jobs in London.”

Skills London took place on November 22 and 23 at the Excel Centre in London.

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