Is there an apprentice in the House?

Lord Sugar has one annually and now MP Robert Halfon is ready to do the same.

Andy Huckle (20) was the first MPs Apprentice, and his time in ‘office’ is coming quickly to an end, now Mr Halfon, who is a keen supporter of apprenticeships and was the first MP to employ an apprentice has started a new search for Andy’s replacement.

Andy will complete his Level three placement at the end of July. He said: “I have learnt so much during my year with Robert and been involved in so many projects which have certainly taught me a lot and helped me immensely with my studies at Harlow College.

“I would certainly encourage anyone with an interest in politics and current affairs, and who wants to find out more about the workings of Parliament, to seriously consider applying for the position.”

Mr Halfon said: “People will know that I am a firm believer in apprentices and apprenticeships and I continue to campaign to ensure that they are understood and get the national status that they deserve.

“Andrew has had a brilliant year, meeting the Prime Minister only earlier this month, running events in Harlow and helping with research in Parliament.”

The new MPs apprentice will work with Mr Halfon and study at Harlow College.