Pensions minister Steve Webb will tomorrow join Hargreaves Lansdown as an apprentice for the day.
Webb (pictured) will join the pensions helpdesk tomorrow in order to promote the availability of apprenticeships and to learn more about the issues that members of the public raise with financial experts.
He will also join Hargreaves on visits to local employers to see presentations to workers about pensions issues.
Webb said: "Along with other Liberal Democrat MPs, I am working to promote the take-up of apprenticeships by local firms. I plan to advertise for an apprentice to work in my own office later in the year, and I'm most grateful to Hargreaves Lansdown for giving me the opportunity to be on the receiving end of a day of workplace-based training.
"The majority of firms who take on apprentices are so pleased with them that they give them a permanent job at the end of the apprenticeship, which is good news for business and for the apprentices themselves".
Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive Ian Gorham said: "It is typical of Steve's commitment to his role as pensions minister that he has taken this opportunity to further his experience at the coal-face of the pensions industry.
"Hargreaves Lansdown is renowned for the quality of our exceptional customer service, this is because we employ enthusiastic and ambitious young people and give them great training.
"It is no coincidence that three members of our current board of directors started their careers working on our helpdesk. Steve is probably the most over-qualified apprentice we've ever had though".
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