Celebrating two million apprenticeships

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today announced that the Liberal Democrats have fulfilled our commitment to starting two million apprenticeships in this Parliament.  Lib Dems in government are fighting to ensure apprentices get a decent pay rise.  You can read more here.

All young people should have the opportunity to get on in life, and apprenticeships are a great way to achieve that. That's why the Liberal Democrats have prioritised creating jobs and apprenticeships in this Government.

Commenting on the good news, Vince Cable said "Reaching the 2 millionth apprenticeship is testament to this Government’s commitment to apprenticeships.

"This isn’t just about numbers. From space engineering, to TV production, to legal services, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route employers trust to access the skills they need."


Sir Bob Russell uses a machine cutting tool to make a mortice joint for a wooden bench at Colchester joinery company GS Contracts, watched by apprentice Luke White.

Photo: Jeff Russell (no relation)

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