Liberal Democrats deliver 1.8m apprenticeships

New figures have found that 314,000 people started apprenticeships in 2013/14, bringing the total number of apprenticeships up to 1.8 million since Liberal Democrats have been in Government.

Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson Gordon Birtwistle said: “All young people should have an opportunity to get on in life and apprenticeships are a great way to deliver that. Liberal Democrats have been the driving force behind boosting apprenticeships and I am delighted that since May 2010, we have created more than 1.8 million apprenticeships.

“We set ourselves an ambitious target of delivering 2m apprenticeships by the end of this Parliament and we are on course to meet that. Creating apprenticeships for young people helps to build the stronger economy that Liberal Democrats are helping to deliver in Government.

“As part of our reforms of vocational education we have focused on raising the quality of all apprenticeships to world class standards, so that the programme is rigorous, responsive, and meets the changing needs of the future economy.”