Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 1,790 of these being created in Bath, giving people a vital start in life.
Business Secretary, Vince Cable MP, recently visited apprentices at
the City of Bath College to see the college’s new £200,000 engineering
Don Foster, MP for Bath, who along with Lib Dems PPC, Steve Bradley, accompanied Vince Cable on his trip, said apprenticeships offered by organisations such as the City of Bath College and Rotork
performed a crucial role in the local economy.
Commenting, Don Foster MP,
said: “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.”
Steve Bradley added “I am delighted young people in Bath have benefitted from fantastic training and employment opportunities that apprenticeships offer.
“I’ve seen for myself at Rotork
the benefit apprenticeships can give to young people and I’m delighted
that over two million young people across England have been able to take
Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable MP
said: “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.”