Record number of people start apprenticeshipsBy Becky Barnes
February 13, 2013
A record number of people started apprenticeships in Bracknell Forest in the last financial year.
Between April 2011-2012, 840 people started an apprenticeship in the borough, an increase of 65 per cent compared to the previous year.
Bracknell MP Dr Phillip Lee said: “With the world around us changing, we will only succeed in the global race when everyone is given the chance to reach their full potential.
“Conservatives have dramatically increased the number of apprenticeships on offer compared to the last Labour government.
“These record levels of apprenticeships are fantastic news for our country, for Bracknell, and most of all for the people whose lives are being transformed by the opportunities they offer.”
In the first quarter of 2012/13, 380 people in the borough started apprenticeships.