Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 18,940 people in Manchester getting a vital start in life.
Apprenticeships offered by Manchester companies performed
a crucial role in the local economy.
Apprenticeships are a vital part of building a stronger economy and a
fairer society. By ensuring young people are able to earn and learn, we give
them the opportunity to get on it life.
I am delighted young people in Manchester have benefited from fantastic
training and employment opportunities that apprenticeships offer. I’m also delighted that over two million young people across England have been
able to take advantage.
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable MP
“Reaching the two millionth apprenticeship is testament to Liberal
Democrat’s commitment to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships give young people the
chance to start a career and give businesses the talent to grow.
“This isn’t just about numbers. From space engineering, to TV production, to
legal services, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route
employers trust to access the skills they need.
“That is why the Liberal Democrats made them a priority when we entered
office and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on our promise to
have two million apprentices start in this Parliament.”