Rt Hon Anne Milton MP
Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills and Minister for Women
Anne Milton was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 12 June 2017. She was elected as MP for Guildford (revised boundary) in 2010.
Anne was educated at Haywards Heath Grammar School (which became Haywards Heath Sixth Form College in 1980, then Central Sussex College Sixth Form Campus in 2005) on Harlands Road in West Sussex.
Anne was appointed to the Health Select Committee, serving until December 2006, following her appointment as Shadow Minister for Tourism. In summer 2007 David Cameron appointed her Shadow Minister for Health. Between 2010 and 2012 she served as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Public Health), Department of Health and was appointed to the government as a whip with responsibility for HM Treasury and HM Household.
Career outside politics
Anne trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and worked for the NHS for 25 years, as a district nurse and for people requiring palliative care.
Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills
The minister’s responsibilities include:
- apprenticeships including the apprenticeship levy, traineeships and institutes of technology
- technical education and skills, including T-levels
- careers education, information and guidance
- post-16 funding (including support for young people and adult learners)
- further education colleges, sixth-form colleges and local patterns of provision (including area reviews and city deals)
- adult education, including the National Retraining Scheme
- reducing the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training
- leading on the review of funding across tertiary education
Minister for Women
The Minister for Women has overall responsibility for policy on gender equality.