Written by ROB SMYTH
BURTON’S MP has praised businesses in the town after new figures showed hundred of firms were employing apprentices in the area.
Andrew Griffiths spoke to the Mail after new figures were released which showed, that in 2012-13, a total of 620 work places in Burton were employing apprentices.
The number of work places employing apprentices has been rising sharply in recent years, with 470 employing apprentices in 2010-11, and 540 in 2011-12.
Mr Griffiths told the Mail: “These are superb figures and further demonstrate that businesses right across Burton are continuing to see the value an apprentice can be to their company, and I am delighted to see such a win situation, with so many young people getting the training and experience they need, and businesses benefiting from their talents as well.”
“The Government has been committed to making apprenticeships both simpler for businesses, and of better quality for the Apprentices themselves.
“It is now easier than ever before for companies to take on an apprentice with red tape having been cut and additional financial support available for small businesses, so I would encourage all businesses to see if they too could benefit from taking on an apprentice.”