Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Big boost in number of North East Apprenticeships

  • 26,700 apprenticeship starts in the North East since August 2014
  • 20,000 higher apprenticeships target smashed
  • Over 2.3 million apprenticeships created in the last Parliament
The Government confirmed today that the North East is playing a significant role in helping create a highly skilled and productive workforce that is supporting the country’s economic growth.
Today’s figures show that since the beginning of the academic year 2014/15 26,700 apprenticeships have been started in the region.

With 374,200 apprenticeships created across the whole country since August 2014, employers throughout the North East are playing their part in providing young people with the skills they need to start a rewarding career.

This really is fantastic news for our region. Apprentices aren’t just learning a trade but are becoming the backbone of our of future workforce here in the region.

The skills they are learning today through their apprenticeship will drive our regions grow for years to come. We are continuing to see exceptional growth in apprenticeships and that really is to be welcomed. There is a real acceptance now that apprenticeships are a excellent route for young people into work.
An apprenticeship can make all the difference in ensuring our young people have the right skills and an opportunity to get themselves into a successful career.