Cambridgeshire: New Apprenticeships

Cambridgeshire County Council is aiming to help create 4,000 new apprenticeships by next year.

Today (Tuesday) the council agreed to help generate 1,000 new apprenticeships.

It's hoped these will be created through work of the council, its contractors and partners.

The County Council cabinet also agreed to work to encourage local businesses to create an extra 3,000 apprenticeships.

The scheme is part of a new Council strategy to increase the number of apprenticeships in Cambridgeshire.

Latest figures show around one in five people across the country are currently not in employment, education or training.

Here is a selection of remarks made by Councillor David Harty in the County Council Cabinet: "This Cabinet has made it very clear that we want to see Cambridgeshire open for business and support the growth of our economy and creation of jobs.

I am really pleased to announce today our ambition is now to have a direct influence on the creation of 1,000 apprenticeships in the county
through our internal and external activities.
This strategy is designed to reflect this and intensifies the Council's commitment to be a driving force in enhancing the skills of our community."

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