Apprenticeship numbers more than double in Chelsea & Fulham

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed the huge increase in the number of apprenticeships in Chelsea & Fulham.

The Conservatives have delivered a record number of apprenticeships in England, with half a million people starting an apprenticeship last year. Thanks to the Government’s investment, 142 more young people in England are starting an apprenticeship every single day, an increase of 80 per cent. The number of people starting an Advanced apprenticeship increased by 105 per cent, while the number starting a Higher (or degree-level) apprenticeship increased by 133 per cent
In Chelsea & Fulham:

  • - 220 people started an apprenticeship last year.
  • - Only 100 people began an apprenticeship in Labour’s last year in power.
  • - The Government has delivered a 120 per cent increase in just two years.

Commenting, Greg Hands M.P. said: “It is fantastic that 220 people in Chelsea & Fulham started an apprenticeship last year. More than double the previous number of people are now benefiting from apprenticeships thanks to the Conservatives.

“We are getting behind people who work hard and want to get on in life. Apprenticeships are a great way to help people get the skills they need to make a better future for themselves.

“I want many more local people to have the chance to earn and learn at the same time as an apprentice.”

Information on the many opportunities now available can be found on the apprenticeships website.