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Government claims almost 3 million apprenticeships created since May 2010

21/10/2016 Posted in: General News
The Department of Education has released provisional figures showing a rise in the number of people in training and apprenticeships. The figures reveal that this year alone there are around 905,000 people in an apprenticeship. New ‘Trailblazer Apprenticeships’ play a key role in the governments drive to create the skilled workforce British industry needs. Skills and Apprenticeships Minister, Robert Halfon said, ‘Our apprenticeship reforms give young people a ladder of opportunity, provide employers with high quality apprentices and deliver real benefits to the economy.’ Higher level apprenticeships also form an important element of apprenticeship reform. The figures show that there have been just under 27,000 higher level apprenticeships starts to date since 2015. Whilst recognising this achievement the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says Britain is still lagging behind many of its European rivals. In a report published on 7 October it claimed that participation in apprenticeships in the UK is less than a seventh of that in Germany.
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