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New students’ leader invited to Lambeth

The newly elected President of the National Union of Students, Toni Pearce has been invited to Lambeth to learn more about what the council’s doing to encourage apprenticeships. Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr. Jackie Meldrum has written to Ms Pearce congratulating on her victory and an election campaign focused on apprenticeships,training and further education. Cllr. Meldrum said:“I was particularly impressed with Toni’s pledge to tackle unemployment and to ensure that everyone has access to high quality apprenticeships. That’s exactly what we’re trying to do in Lambeth through the More Jobs campaign because quite simply, apprenticeships are a smart way to earn while you learn.I very much hope that Toni takes up our invitation and look forward to introducing her to some of the borough’s apprentices and employers who are already leading the way.” Ms Pearce, who won with over 57% of votes is only the second NUS President not to have been to university.

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