Anna welcomes latest rise in apprenticeships

Anna Soubry MP has welcomed new figures showing 740 new apprenticeships were started by people in Broxtowe last year. In total 3,130 new apprenticeships have been started in Broxtowe since 2010.

Across England more than 1.9 million apprenticeships have been started since 2010 – with the number of apprenticeships having more than doubled in this parliament.

As the Prime Minister announced on Monday a future Conservative government would go even further: making a £1 billion commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and end youth unemployment.

Anna said:

“These figures are great news. 3,130 new apprenticeships since 2010 means more young people in Broxtowe getting the skills for they’ll need for the future.

“And I’m pleased a future Conservative government would go even further, with a £1 billion commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and to end youth unemployment.

“By making sure, as part of our long-term economic plan, we deliver the best schools and skills for young people the Conservatives are ensuring the next generation have the skills and opportunities they’ll need to get a good job – so they can have a brighter, more secure future ahead of them.”