Apprenticeships “a core part” of Worcestershire’s skills development

Worchestershire LEP is promoting apprenticeships in the county

Worchestershire LEP is promoting apprenticeships in the county

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is promoting apprenticeships in the county, encouraging both employers and young people to get involved to boost businesses and career options.

In the past year, the number of apprenticeship positions in Worcestershire has risen by 218%. Following on from this success, the Redditch Advertiser reports that the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership aims to have created 10,000 apprenticeships in the county by 2016.

Chairman of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Employment and Skills Board, Carl Arntsen, said: “Apprenticeships are a vital element of the training of our young people. Too much emphasis has been placed in recent years on purely academic education by encouraging as many students as possible to take A-Levels and go on to university. I am delighted to see such a strong focus here in Worcestershire on re-establishing apprenticeships as a core part of Worcestershire’s strategy for developing the necessary skills in the workforce.”