Record number of people sign up for apprenticeships in Basildon and Thurrock this year

A RECORD number of people started apprenticeships in Basildon and Thurrock this year.

New statistics show 900 people started an apprenticeship in South Basildon and East Thurrock in the last financial year - an increase of 61 per cent.

Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, welcomed the figures.
He said: “With the world around us changing, we will only succeed in the global race when everyone is given the chance to reach their full potential and apprenticeships are a vital means through which this can be achieved.

“Conservatives have dramatically increased the number of apprenticeships on offer compared to the last Labour Government. These record levels of apprenticeships are fantastic news for our country, for South Basildon and East Thurrock, and most of all for the people whose lives are being transformed by the opportunities they offer.”

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8:49pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Dave_ says...

The interesting statistic is how many of these result in jobs for these young people at the end of term of the apprenticeship. I've known a few youngsters do these and after one or two years end up back at square one.
The interesting statistic is how many of these result in jobs for these young people at the end of term of the apprenticeship. I've known a few youngsters do these and after one or two years end up back at square one. Dave_

10:57pm Mon 4 Feb 13

ThurrockResident says...

Also it would be nice to have some real help for older people who are on the scrapheap with no prospect of getting a job. I have participated in Work Programme allocated jobs and not got a sniff of a real job from them.
Also it would be nice to have some real help for older people who are on the scrapheap with no prospect of getting a job. I have participated in Work Programme allocated jobs and not got a sniff of a real job from them. ThurrockResident

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