MORE than 2,500 work apprenticeships have been created for young people in Woking since 2010, contributing to the two million tally countrywide.
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesman for Woking, Chris Took, said that this gives the youngsters an essential start in life. He added: “The apprentice-
ships offered by companies in Woking have performed a crucial role in improving the economy.
“They are a vital part of building a financially stronger and a fairer society. By ensuring young people are able to earn and learn, we give them the opportunity to get on in life.
“That is why I am delighted that 2,520 people in Woking have benefited from fantastic training and employment openings. I have seen at my own company the help an apprenticeship can give and I’m delighted more than two million young people across England have been able to take advantage of this.”
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Vince Cable MP, explained that it is not only about the figures: “Reaching the two million target is testament to the Lib Dems’ commitment to apprenticeships.
“They give young people the chance to start a career and give businesses the talent to grow. But this isn’t just about numbers, either – anything from space engineering and mechanics to television production and legal services, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route employers trust to access the skills their organisations need.
“That’s why the Lib Dems made them a priority when we entered office and I am delighted we have been able to deliver on our promise to have two million apprentices start during this Parliament.”