This National Apprenticeship Week, Victoria Prentis is celebrating the vital contribution of apprentices in North Oxfordshire.
Since 2010 there have been 6220 apprentices in Victoria’s constituency and over 1.2 million new apprenticeships nationally since 2015.
Apprenticeships are at the heart of the Government’s strategy to expand opportunity and develop the skilled workforce the country needs. This includes working with industry to deliver an ambitious target of 3 million new apprenticeship starts by 2020.
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Victoria has been sharing stories of local apprentices and their employers on social media. She started the week visiting construction apprentices, Connor and Ricardo, working with A2Dominion, and today met Callum and Callum working with ‘Sensor Technology’.
Commenting, Victoria said:
“Apprenticeships allow people to earn while they learn, and open doors to highly skilled, rewarding careers. The Government’s reforms are not only increasing apprenticeship numbers, but also driving up the quality of apprenticeships, meaning they have real value in the jobs market.
It has been a pleasure meeting apprentices in my constituency and showcasing their hard work alongside the support of their employers.”