Bracknell has record number of apprenticeship starts

Figures show a rise in apprenticeships

Figures show a rise in apprenticeships

The last financial year saw a record number of young people starting apprenticeships in Bracknell Forest.

From April 2011 to April 2012, there were 840 apprenticeship starts in the borough. This represented a rise of 65% in comparison to the year before. 380 people have begun apprenticeships in Bracknell Forest during the first quarter of 2012/13.

Dr Phillip Lee, Bracknell MP, said: “With the world around us changing, we will only succeed in the global race when everyone is given the chance to reach their full potential. Conservatives have dramatically increased the number of apprenticeships on offer compared to the last Labour government. These record levels of apprenticeships are fantastic news for our country, for Bracknell, and most of all for the people whose lives are being transformed by the opportunities they offer.”