New figures show 310 new apprenticeships were started by people in East Worthing and Shoreham between August 2014 and January 2015. In total 3,080 new apprenticeships have been started in East Worthing and Shoreham since 2010.
This means more young people getting the skills they need to get on in life and make the most of their talents – as they do locally at Parafix on Lancing Business Park. Across England over 2.2 million apprenticeships have been started since 2010.
East Worthing & Shoreham MP Tim Loughton and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Bob Smytherman have welcomed the news.
Tim Loughton said: “These figures are fantastic news. 3,080 new apprenticeships since 2010 means more young people in East Worthing and Shoreham getting the skills to succeed and get on in life.
“We are putting apprenticeships at the heart of our long-term economic plan, funding more of them and making sure they are high quality, teaching the skills that businesses need. A future Conservative government would build on the great progress we have already made, committing to deliver 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020 and effectively to end youth unemployment.
“We are giving young people proper training and the prospect of a better future. Millions of young people are getting a good start in life, learning a trade, and knowing the purpose and pride that comes with that.”
Bob Smytherman said: “I welcome the Coalition’s apprenticeship scheme – thanks to our Lib Dem Business Secretary and we will continue to argue for even more good quality apprenticeships as a real alternative into full employment for both young and older workers.”