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Liberal Democrats deliver 1.8m apprenticeships – Birtwistle

Liberal Democrats have helped create over 1.8m apprenticeships since coming into Government in 2010.

Figures released today show 314,000 people started an apprenticeship in 2013/14. It means that 1.8m apprenticeships have been created since the coalition took power.

This takes the Government close to achieving their target of creating 2m apprenticeships in this Parliament.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson Gordon Birtwistle said:

“All young people should have an opportunity to get on in life and apprenticeships are a great way to deliver that. Liberal Democrats have been the driving force behind boosting apprenticeships and I am delighted that since May 2010, we have created more than 1.8 million apprenticeships.

“We set ourselves an ambitious target of delivering 2m apprenticeships by the end of this Parliament and we are on course to meet that. Creating apprenticeships for young people helps to build the stronger economy that Liberal Democrats are helping to deliver in Government.

“As part of our reforms of vocational education we have focused on raising the quality of all apprenticeships to world class standards, so that the programme is rigorous, responsive, and meets the changing needs of the future economy.”


Notes to Editors

You can find the latest statistical data on apprenticeships here: