Guy Opperman has welcomed figures showing that 7,190 new apprenticeships have been created in the Hexham Constituency since 2010.
The figures come as the UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week between 6th February – 12th February
Between 2010 and 2023, 7,190 new apprenticeships have been created in the Hexham Constituency and over 5.3 million apprenticeships have been created across England.
As well as driving up the number of people boosting their skills through apprenticeships, the Conservative Government’s reforms are also improving the quality of apprenticeships. £2.3 billion of additional funding has been announced for 2023-24 and 2023-25.
Commenting, Guy Opperman MP said:
“Apprenticeships are fantastic ways for students to enter the world of work, helping them to build new skills and gain vital industry knowledge – all while being paid.
“It is brilliant news that 7,190 new apprenticeships have been created in Hexham since 2010 thanks to successive Conservative governments – as part of the Conservative‘s drive to improve skills and productivity in our economy.
“Each new apprenticeship means another student building the skills and knowledge they need for a long and successful career”.