MP Victoria Atkins welcomes apprenticeship growth

Victoria Atkins MP.

Victoria Atkins MP.

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Louth and Horncastle Victoria Atkins MP has welcomed new figures showing 840 new apprenticeships were started in the constituency last year.

In total 3920 new apprenticeships have been created in Louth & Horncastle since 2010 – meaning more young people getting the skills they need for a successful and secure future.

In England 2.4 million apprenticeships were started over the last parliament. And the Government is committed to go even further over the next five years and delivering three 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.

Mrs Atkins said: “These figures are fantastic news. 3920 new apprenticeships since 2010 means more of our young people in work, getting the skills they need to succeed and get on in life.

“Apprenticeships have been at the heart of our plan to deliver a more secure future for young people. By increasing access to apprenticeships we are giving young people proper training and the prospect of a better future.

“I congratulate those young people who have taken on apprenticeships and hope that this encouraging trend continues.”