Big boost in apprentices in Birmingham


cllr-jerry-evans.pngMore than 10,400 people were on an apprenticeship last year in Birmingham thanks to the Liberal Democrats, final figures reveal. That is a huge increase of 95% compared to the last year of Labour's government.

These figures are a big boost for apprenticeships and young people in Birmingham which comes as National Apprenticeship Week is underway, which aims to raise awareness and celebrate the successes of the apprenticeship scheme.

 Commenting, Cllr Jerry Evans (Lib Dem Springfield) said:

"Apprenticeships are a brilliant way for young people to learn the skills and get the experience necessary for a successful career.

"Liberal Democrats locally & nationally have promoted apprenticeships because they are one of the most effective ways of helping young people get jobs. Apprenticeships also allow us to build a stronger economy, with a highly-skilled and flexible workforce.

"I hope that National Apprenticeship Week is another opportunity to celebrate the success of our apprentices and for businesses to see how valuable apprentices can be to them."

Notes:

Constituency breakdown showing increase since 2009/10

Birmingham Edgbaston

770

93%

Birmingham Erdington

1,160

78%

Birmingham Hall Green

820

86%

Birmingham Hodge Hill

1,080

89%

Birmingham Ladywood

1,070

110%

Birmingham Northfield

1,440

125%

Birmingham Perry Barr

1,060

89%

Birmingham Selly Oak

1,000

96%

Birmingham Yardley

1,270

98%

Sutton Coldfield

720

76%


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