More Apprentices in Chelsea & Fulham is good news for young people

Greg Hands, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has welcomed new figures which show that 190 new apprenticeships were started in Chelsea & Fulham last year. In total, 1,020 new apprenticeships have been started in Chelsea & Fulham since 2010, meaning that more young people are getting the skills they need for a successful and secure future.
 
The figures showed a strong rise in the number of apprenticeships started, up 13.7 per cent in London in 2014-15 from the year before. This means that more young people are getting the skills they need to get on in life and make the most of their talents – as they do locally at Kensington and Chelsea College.
 
In total, 2.4 million apprenticeships were started in England over the last parliament, and the Conservative Government is committed to go even further over the next five years and deliver 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020. This is being funded by an apprenticeships levy on large employers, who will have control over funding to ensure it is giving young people the skills they will need to succeed.
 
Greg Hands said: “These figures are fantastic news. 1,020 new apprenticeships since 2010 means that more young people in Chelsea & Fulham are getting the skills to succeed and get on in life – as they are at places like Kensington & Chelsea College.
 
“Apprenticeships have been at the heart of our plan to deliver a more secure future for young people, and as Conservatives we are committed to go even further over the next five years, with the commitment we made in our manifesto to deliver 3 million more high quality apprenticeships by 2020.
 
“We are giving young people proper training and the prospect of better future. Millions of young people are getting a good start in life, learning a trade, and knowing the purpose and pride that comes with that.”