Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed new figures showing 1190 new apprenticeships were started by people in Burton and Uttoxeter last year. In total 5610 new apprenticeships have been started in Burton and Uttoxeter since 2010 – meaning more young people getting the skills they need for a successful and secure future.
In total 2.4 million apprenticeships were started in England over the last parliament. And the Government is committed to go even further over the next five years and deliver 3 million more by 2020. This is being funded by an apprenticeships levy on large employers, who will have control over funding to ensure it is giving young people the skills they will need to succeed.
Andrew said: “These figures are fantastic news. 5610 new apprenticeships since 2010 means more young people in Burton and Uttoxeter getting the skills to succeed and get on in life and make the most of their talents. Apprenticeships have been at the heart of the Government’s plan to deliver a more secure future for young people and we are committed to go even further over the next five years, with the commitment we made to deliver 3 million more high quality apprenticeships by 2020. We are giving young people proper training and the prospect of a better future. Millions of young people are getting a good start in life, learning a trade, and knowing the purpose and pride that comes with that.”