Theresa May MP celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
- Mar 8, 2018
This National Apprenticeship Week, Theresa is celebrating the vital contribution of apprentices in her constituency of Maidenhead.
Since 2010 there have been 3590 apprenticeship starts in Maidenhead and over 1.2 million new apprenticeship starts nationally since 2015. Take up of higher-level apprenticeships in 2016-17 was up by nearly 35 per cent compared to 2015 -16.
Apprenticeships are at the heart of the Conservative Government’s strategy to expand opportunity and develop the skilled workforce the country needs. This includes working with industry to deliver an ambitious target of 3 million new apprenticeship starts by 2020.
“Apprenticeships offer a great opportunity to earn a living while gaining hands on work experience. And they can also open doors to highly skilled, rewarding careers.
This Government’s reforms are not only increasing apprenticeship numbers, but also driving up the quality of apprenticeships, meaning they have real value in the jobs market.
The Government is working hard to ensure everyone can get on in life, and go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”