David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has welcomed the news that the number of people benefiting from an apprenticeship place locally has increased by 62% in the last year.
Figures released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show that in 2010/11, 620 apprenticeships were started in Bexleyheath and Crayford, compared with 380 in 2009/10, a rise of 62%. Nationally, the number of apprenticeship starts increased by 58% to 442,700.
Mr Evennett said “Apprenticeships provide valuable work-based learning and employment experience to people of all ages. I am delighted that so many more people and businesses locally are benefiting from the advantages that apprenticeships offer and the Government’s commitment to skills.”