Today, the Windsor MP has welcomed the Government’s steps to grow apprenticeships, following a Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The number of apprenticeships in England are expected to grow by over 10%, from 64,000 in 2013/14 to almost 73,000 in 2014/15.
In the Windsor constituency 60 apprenticeships are being provided this year in Engineering and Manufacturing technologies and 30 apprenticeships in ICT.
Adam Afriyie, Windsor’s MP, commented:
“Every apprenticeship is another individual provided with the tools to find a decent job, earn a living and participate in Britain’s increasingly optimistic economic future.
“It is good to see the growing number of apprenticeships in the technology sector, as this will be an area of increasing importance in the coming decades.
“Technology provides a vital boost to social mobility and I am glad that the Government is showing that the Conservatives are the party of social mobility in Britain.
“Given the extra £10 billion allocated to education in the Autumn Statement we can expect these numbers to grow in the future.”