Telford MP, Lucy Allan is pleased to see the popularity of apprenticeships is continuing in Telford.
House of Commons Library statistics show that in 9 out of the past 11 years, the number of people starting apprenticeships in Telford has increased on the year preceding.
Rounded to the nearest ten, in 2015/16, 1340 people started apprenticeships, an increase of 100 compared to 2014/15 and 220 higher than 2013/14.
Across the nation, 53% of apprenticeship starts have been by women, a trend that first stated in 2010/11.
Apprenticeships offer on the job learning, acquiring people to gain both skills and experience as the same time as a qualification. The government is committed to delivering 3 million new apprenticeships by the end of this Parliament.
Commenting on the growth, Lucy Allan MP said: “The growth in apprenticeships is welcome news and shows that the government’s pledge to boost apprentice numbers is working well here in Telford.
“There is no-one defining feature of apprentices and there is a course out there for everyone. Being able to learn new skills, gain experience and be paid gives young people in particular a great start to their working lives”