Figures show increase in apprenticeships among Basingstoke businesses

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has welcomed new figures that show that even more businesses in the town are backing the government’s apprenticeship scheme. 460 companies now offer apprenticeships, compared to 370 in 2010/2011.

Mrs Miller said: “Many more Basingstoke businesses of all sizes are offering apprenticeship places. The people who run our local businesses tell me that what works for them is training and growing their own staff.

“Apprenticeships benefit the business by ensuring training is right for the business and benefit apprentices themselves giving them internationally recognised qualifications for life. This is why, both locally and nationally, we have seen a record number of apprenticeships starting.”