52018Mar

Helping our veterans into teaching

We have a number of servicemen and women and veterans in Wiltshire who often struggle finding employment after the services. This is despite their invaluable skills and what they can offer to society.

Today I asked a question to the Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson about a new scheme offering £40,000 bursaries to military veterans to retrain as teachers. This will focus on priority subjects and is another example of how we are working to plug the STEM skills gap, a topic I regularly raise.