Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010, with 2640 young people in Carshalton and Wallington getting a vital start in life.
Tom Brake MP said:“Apprenticeshipsin local businesses like Carshalton Patch, Baileys Deli and TEC Groupare a vital part of building a stronger economy and a fairer society. By ensuring young people are able to earn and learn, we give them the opportunity to get on it life.
“That is why I am delighted young people in Carshalton and Wallington have benefitted from fantastic training and employment opportunities that apprenticeships offer.
“I’ve seen for myself at Carshalton Patch the benefit apprenticeships can give to young people and I’m delighted that over two million young people across England have been able to take advantage.”
Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable MP said:
“Reaching the two millionth apprenticeship is testament to Liberal Democrat’s commitment to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships give young people the chance to start a career and give businesses the talent to grow.
“This isn’t just about numbers. From space engineering, to TV production, to legal services, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route employers trust to access the skills they need.
“That is why the Liberal Democrats made them a priority when we entered office and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on our promise to have two million apprentices start in this Parliament.”