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Quarter of a million new apprenticeship starts at end 2011

Quarter of a million new apprenticeship starts at end 2011

Figures released yesterday (Thursday), reveal that there has been a significant increase in the number of new apprenticeship starts in the first half of the 2011/12 academic year.  Between August 2011 and January 2012, 256,500 new people started apprenticeship courses.  Provisional data shows that 79,100 young people (aged under 19), 77,100 19-24 year olds and 100,300 adults aged 25 and over start apprenticeships  the end of 2011. 

One of London’s prominent training providers, MiddletonMurray commented on yesterday’s announcement.  Managing Director, Angela Middleton stated “these figures demonstrate the hard work of the sector and the support of Government policy.  Apprenticeships have never been so important and as a compnay we see first-hand the huge benefit that a good apprenticeship can make to a young person’s employment opportunities. 

We cannot, however afford to rest on our achievements, the increase in the number of apprentices is just half the battle, we need to take this opportunity to engage with more employers and give young best start possible”.   

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