Cities including London, Liverpool and Manchester have introduced travel discounts for apprentices
, but the TUC said there should be a national scheme.
Payment technology company, Yorkshire Payments has welcomed its seventh apprentice
since launching in 2013.
Over the last 100 years, The Apprentice
School has produced more than 10,800 graduates who have designed and built ships for the U.S.
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Award Kenny (centre) with junior engineer Matthew Carroll (left) and Matthew Newton, an apprentice
will still have their 10lb claim reduced to 7lb after riding just three winners and will claim 3lb until riding 95 winners.
The TUC said around one in seven apprentices
under the age of 19 and those in the first year of their training were not being paid the PS3.50 an hour rate.
So, what happens if the employer can't complete the apprentice
's on-the-job training?
The 22-year-old said: "It's such an honour to be invited to No 10 to talk to David Cameron about my experiences as an apprentice
and how together we can inspire young people to see apprenticeships as a great route to their future career."
Mitchell, who joined the council in 2012 as an apprentice
construction technician, has also won a clutch of other awards in just over 12 months - at the council and New College Durham where he is studying.
"He really is everything that you hope an apprentice
will be -- intelligent, polite, and keen to learn.
He said: '"As an apprentice
with AAA Roofing, I am learning different aspects of the job from a really experienced team.