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Liberal Democrats created 1,280 new apprentices in Chesterfield in last year says PPC Julia Cambridge

November 14, 2014 1:40 PM
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Julia Cambridge visiting a Chesterfield medical supply factory and talking to a former apprentice now in full employment where he trained.

Julia Cambridge visiting a Chesterfield medical supply factory and talking to a former apprentice now in full employment where he trained

New figures show 1,280 people started an apprenticeship in Chesterfield in the last 12 months.

Liberal Democrats in Government have led the apprentice drive and are on course to deliver two million apprenticeships in Britain by the end of this parliament.

And new figures from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills show 154,430 apprenticeships have been created in the East Midlands since 2010.

Julia Cambridge, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Chesterfield said:

"Gone are the days when a vocational education was seen as the poor relation when it came to choosing a career path.

"We are seeing more young people choosing apprenticeships while hearing from businesses who say they simply couldn't function without the talent and ambition they bring.

"All young people should have an opportunity to get on in life and apprenticeships are a great way to deliver that.

"Liberal Democrats have pushed this policy in Government and made sure apprentice programmes are rigorous, responsive and meet the changing needs of the future economy.

"Delivering on apprenticeships helps build the stronger economy and fairer society Britain needs."