Big boost in apprentices in East Midlands

March 12, 2013 6:04 PM

More than 46,700 people were on an apprenticeship last year in East Midlands thanks to the Liberal Democrats, final figures reveal. That is a huge increase of 90% compared to the last year of Labour's government.

These figures are a big boost for apprenticeships and young people in East Midlands which comes as National Apprenticeship Week is underway, which aims to raise awareness and celebrate the successes of the apprenticeship scheme.

Apprenticeships are a brilliant way for young people to learn the skills and get the experience necessary for a successful career.

Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have promoted and invested heavily in apprenticeships because they are one of the most effective ways of helping young people get jobs. Apprenticeships also allow us to build a stronger economy, with a highly-skilled and flexible workforce.

Apprenticeships rely on employers making opportunities available. That's why Liberal Democrats have been working with businesses in East Midlands to offer more places for apprentices available.

National Apprenticeship Week is another opportunity to celebrate the success of our apprentices and for businesses to see how valuable apprentices can be to them.