Wednesday, 10 December 2014

2 million apprenticeships 8580 in Wokingham

8580 young people in Wokingham help hit 2m apprenticeship goal - Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Wokingham

Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 8580 people in Wokingham getting a vital start in life.

Clive Jones said apprenticeships offered by local companies performed a crucial role in the economy.

Clive said: “Apprenticeships are a vital part of building a stronger economy and a fairer society. By ensuring young people are able to earn and learn, we give them the opportunity to get on it life.

“That is why I am delighted young people in Wokingham have benefitted from fantastic training and employment opportunities that apprenticeships offer.

“I’m delighted that over two million young people across England have been able to take advantage.”

Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable MP said:

“Reaching the two millionth apprenticeship is testament to Liberal Democrat’s commitment to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships give young people the chance to start a career and give businesses the talent to grow.

“This isn’t just about numbers. From space engineering, to TV production, to legal services, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route employers trust to access the skills they need.

“That is why the Liberal Democrats made them a priority when we entered office and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on our promise to have two million apprentices start in this Parliament.”