- Since 2010, the Conservative Government have created a world-class apprenticeship system from the ground up and delivered 5.7 million apprenticeships across the country.
- That is why in Apprenticeship Week we are shining a light on the positive differences apprenticeships make across the country.
- By sticking to the plan, the Conservative Government will continue to ensure young people get the skills they need to secure high-skilled jobs, create a more competitive workforce and grow the economy.
This Apprenticeship Week, Sally-Ann Hart is using the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the fantastic apprentices in Hastings and Rye and across the country, and to reflect on the Conservative Government’s achievements in creating an apprenticeship system from the ground up.
Since taking office in 2010, the Conservative Government has delivered 5.7 million apprenticeships across the country, with 560 new apprenticeship starts in Hastings and Rye in 2022-23. With nearly 700 apprenticeship training courses available now, young people have a diverse range of career pathways available to ensure they learn the skills they need to succeed in a career they love.
Just this week, the Conservative Government announced they are introducing a new teaching apprenticeship that will offer a high-quality, alternative route for people to become qualified teachers.
This is on top of record levels of funding in skills and apprenticeships with investment to apprenticeships increasing to £2.7 billion by 2024-25, creating a world-leading skills system that is employer-focused, high quality, and fit for the future.
Under Rishi Sunak and the Conservatives, the plan is working. If we stick to the plan, we can continue to create more opportunities for our young people to gain the skills they need to succeed in life so they can build a brighter future.
Commenting, Sally-Ann Hart MP said:
“I am an avid supporter of apprenticeships as they help to upskill workers in Hastings and Rye, and across the country. These schemes are a wonderful way to open new opportunities and career paths for young people and help stimulate the local economy.
For Apprenticeship Week, I want to congratulate all 560 of my constituents who started an apprenticeship last year. It is brilliant to see so many young people developing their skills in Hastings and Rye!"
Commenting, Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education, Robert Halfon MP, said:
“Apprenticeship week is an opportunity to reflect on all that apprentices across the country have achieved and the immense contribution they continue to make to our economy.
Under the Conservatives and Rishi Sunak, our plan is working with over 5.7 million people starting apprenticeships since 2010 – enabling young people to climb the ladder of opportunity to good jobs and higher wages.
This progress would be destroyed by Labour who would take us back to square one by halving apprenticeships, risking the futures of thousands of young people across the country.”