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Nov 23 2015

Bob Says: New Apprenticeships are Great News!

bob_blackmanBob Blackman: new apprenticeships mean more young people in Harrow East getting the skills they need to succeed

Bob Blackman has welcomed new figures showing 470 new apprenticeships were started by people in Harrow East last year. In total 2,230 new apprenticeships have been started in his constituency since 2010 – meaning more young people getting the skills they need for a successful and secure future.

The figures showed a strong rise in the number of apprenticeships started – up 13.7% in London in 2014/15 from the year before.

In total 2.4 million apprenticeships were started in England over the last parliament. And the Conservatives are 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.

Bob Blackman, commented: “These figures are fantastic news. 2,230 new apprenticeships since 2010 means more young people in my constituency of Harrow East getting the skills to succeed and get on in life through local companies like Only Eggless, who I know are currently recruiting. Apprenticeships have been at the heart of our plan to deliver a more secure future for young people and as Conservatives we are committed to go even further over the next five years, with the commitment we made in our manifesto to deliver 3 million more high quality apprenticeships by 2020.”

He finished, “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.”

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