Figures show apprenticeship rise in Huntingdonshire

Good for business

Good for business

New figures have revealed that in the financial year of 2011/12, there were 770 apprentice starts in the Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots area. This is a distinct rise from 610 in 2010/11 and 370 the year before that.

The traineeship programme announced by Hancock supports the apprenticeship programme by training up 16-24 year olds to prepare them with the skills, confidence and experience which are needed in the workplace.

Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly welcomed the idea of traineeships. He said: “This is great news for young people trying to get a foot on the work ladder. Conservatives in Government are making sure our young people have the skills they need to compete and succeed in works. Seven-hundred-and-seventy people in Huntingdon constituency started apprenticeships last year and this traineeship programme will help more young people like them to compete successfully and get jobs.”