Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed new figures showing 5,930 new apprenticeships have been started by people in Burton and Uttoxeter since 2010. This means more young people earning and learning, getting the skills they need for a successful and secure future.
This local growth in apprenticeships has been part of a wider increase, with 315,760 started in the West Midlands as a whole since May 2010, and over 2.6 million new apprenticeships across England. The new figures also show progress towards the Government’s commitment to deliver 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020 – with 268,000 already started in this parliament.
Andrew said: “These figures are fantastic news. 5,930 new apprenticeships started locally since 2010 means more young people in Burton getting the skills to get on in life and do well. Apprenticeships have been a core part of our plan to deliver a more secure future for young people, which is why we committed to deliver 3 million more high quality apprenticeships by 2020 – with these figures confirming we are already making progress towards that. By delivering this we will ensure more young people earning and learning, with the prospect of a good job and a more secure future ahead of them.”