Theresa May has welcomed new figures showing 530 new apprenticeships were started by people in the Maidenhead area last year – meaning that in total 2,060 new apprenticeships have been started in Maidenhead since 2010. This means more young people getting the skills they need to get on in life. 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.
Last week the Prime Minister announced that a future Conservative Government would go even further by 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.
Commenting, Theresa said: “Over 2,000 young people in the Maidenhead area have started new apprenticeships since 2010, meaning more people getting the skills they need to succeed. This is great news, and we now need to go further by creating more apprenticeships across the country and ending youth unemployment so everyone has the chance of a secure future ahead of them.”