Stewart Jackson MP has welcomed new figures showing 840 new apprenticeships were started by people in Peterborough last year. In total 3,730 new apprenticeships have been started in Peterborough since 2010.
This means more young people getting the skills they’ll need to get on in life – as they do locally at Catapillar.
Across England more than 1.9 million apprenticeships have been started since 2010 – with the number of apprenticeships having more than doubled in this parliament.
As the Prime Minister announced on Monday a future Conservative government would go even further: making a £1 billion commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and end youth unemployment, funded by reducing the maximum amount that can be claimed on benefits from £26,000 to £23,000, and limiting young people’s access to housing benefit.
Stewart Jackson MP said:
“These figures are great news. 3,730 new apprenticeships since 2010 means more young people in Peterborough getting the skills for they’ll need for the future, as they are locally at Catapillar.
“And I’m pleased a future Conservative government would go even further, with a £1 billion commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and to end youth unemployment.
“By making sure, as part of our long-term economic plan, we deliver the best schools and skills for young people the Conservatives are ensuring the next generation have the skills and opportunities they’ll need to get a good job – so they can have a brighter, more secure future ahead of them.”