Alex Burghart was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education on 16 September 2021.

Alex was elected as Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar on 8 June 2017.

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • further education providers including provider finances and workforce
  • T Levels and qualifications reviews (levels 3 and below)
  • apprenticeships including pre-apprenticeships
  • adult education, including the National Skills Fund and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
  • Skills Accelerators and Industry Training Boards
  • careers education, information and guidance including the Careers and Enterprise Company
  • reducing the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training
  • student experience and widening participation in higher education
  • international education strategy including education exports and international students
  • coronavirus (COVID-19) response for universities, higher education institutions and further education services (jointly with Minister of State (Minister for Higher and Further Education))
Speaker Details
  • Name

    Alex Burghart MP

  • Job Role

    Minister for Skills

  • Organisation

    HM Government

  • Date

    Monday 21 March

  • Session

    Plenary One | 09:30-10:45