Greg Hands MP: new apprenticeships in Chelsea & Fulham mean more young people getting the skills to get on in lif

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."