Nick Clegg visits apprentices to promote his ‘One Million jobs campaign’

To promote his ‘One Million jobs campaign’ which intends to see businesses double the number of apprentices they employ, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Tata Steel’s apprenticeship training centre in Stocksbridge. Nick Clegg met 30 engineering apprentices who began training in September.

Nick Clegg MP said: “I was delighted to visit Tata Steel’s gold standard apprenticeship training programme and meet so many talented young people. They have a great future ahead of them in our outstanding local steel industry.

“Apprenticeships are a great way to give local people the skills they need, and in turn, develop the skilled workforce that the British economy requires to grow stronger. It allows people to gain a good job, get on in life and help Sheffield businesses grow.

“I’m pleased that Sheffield has seen a 54% increase in people starting apprenticeships, bringing the total number of people who have benefited from an apprenticeship since 2010 to 12,270 so far. But we need to do more. Currently little over 100,000 of the UK’s five million businesses offer apprenticeships. Our campaign aims to double that to 200,000.”