Conservatives promise more apprenticeships as existing scheme proves success

Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham Spencer Drury has welcomed new figures showing 530 new apprenticeships were started by people in the Eltham constituency last year. In total 2,550 new apprenticeships have been started in Eltham since 2010.

 

Across England more than 1.9 million apprenticeships have been started since 2010 – with the number of apprenticeships having more than doubled in this parliament.

 

As the Prime Minister announced on Monday a future Conservative government would go even further: making a £1 billion commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and end youth unemployment, funded by reducing the maximum amount that can be claimed on benefits from £26,000 to £23,000, and limiting young people’s access to housing benefit.

 

Spencer said:

 

“These figures are great news. 2,550 new apprenticeships since 2010 means more young people across the Eltham constituency getting the skills for they’ll need for the future.

 

“And I’m pleased a future Conservative government would go even further, with a £1 billion commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and to end youth unemployment.

 

“By making sure, as part of our long-term economic plan, we deliver the best schools and skills for young people the Conservatives are ensuring the next generation have the skills and opportunities they’ll need to get a good job – so they can have a brighter, more secure future ahead of them.”