Greg Hands MP has welcomed new figures showing that 1,070 new apprenticeships have been started by people in Chelsea & Fulham since 2010. This means more young people earning and learning, getting the skills they need for a successful and secure future, as they do locally at Kensington & Chelsea College.
This local growth in apprenticeships has been part of a wider increase, with 235,250 started in London since May 2010, and over 2.6 million new apprenticeships across England.
The new figures also show progress towards the Conservatives' commitment to deliver 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020 - with 268,000 already started in this parliament.
Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands, said: "These figures are fantastic news. 1,070 new apprenticeships started locally since 2010 means more young people in Chelsea & Fulham getting the skills to get on in life and do well - as they are at places like Kensington & Chelsea College.
"Apprenticeships have been a core part of our plan to deliver a more secure future for young people, which is why we committed to deliver 3 million more high quality apprenticeships by 2020 - with these figures confirming we are already making progress towards that.
"By delivering this we will ensure more young people earning and learning, with the prospect of a good job and a more secure future ahead of them."