Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Rise In Apprenticeships Welcomed By Cambridge MP


Apprenticeships in Cambridge rose by nearly 50 per cent in the last year with 380 young people benefitting from training programmes.

The news has been welcomed by the city’s MP, Julian Huppert as the government launches National Apprenticeships Week to build on last year’s success.

“This dramatic growth in apprenticeship programmes is good news for our young people,” said Julian. “Apprenticeships give them the first class training they need to get jobs while at the same time providing businesses with the skilled young people they need to help their businesses grow.

“I hope more businesses in Cambridge will take the opportunity during National Apprenticeships Week to find out how these young people could benefit their companies.

“The job market can be extremely difficult for youngsters and apprenticeships are tailored to provide exactly what companies are looking for in new employees. These programmes bring huge benefits not only for the apprentice and business but for the economy as a whole.”

NOTE:  Apprenticeships in Cambridge increased from 260 in 2009/10 to 380 in 2010/11 – a rise of 49 per cent.