Staffordshire County Council pleased with apprenticeship figures

Staffordshire County Council has revealed that over 8,000 young people in the county began an apprenticeship in 2013/14, and that the number of young people entering the career of their choice has more than doubled over the last four years.

Since its launch in 2009, Staffordshire County Council’s own apprenticeship scheme has seen more than 600 young people employed while it continues to work with businesses and education providers to help ensure young people have the right skills for the better paid skilled jobs of the future.

Cabinet member for learning and skills, Ben Adams, said: “We’ve made huge progress here in Staffordshire in the number of apprentices being taken on across the county over the last few years.”