Michael Gove: New apprenticeships mean more young people in Surrey Heath getting the skills they need for the future

Michael Gove has welcomed new figures showing 1020 new apprenticeships were started by people in Surrey Heath last year. In total 3920 new apprenticeships have been started in Surrey Heath since 2010.  This means more young people getting the skills they’ll need to get on in life.

Across England more than 1.9 million apprenticeships have been started since 2010 – with the number of apprenticeships having more than doubled in this parliament.

As the Prime Minister announced on Monday a future Conservative government would go even further: making a £1 billion commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and end youth unemployment, funded by reducing the maximum amount that can be claimed on benefits from £26,000 to £23,000, and limiting young people’s access to housing benefit.

Michael Gove said:

“These figures are great news. 3920 new apprenticeships since 2010 means more young people in Surrey Heath getting the skills for they’ll need for the future.

“And I’m pleased a future Conservative government would go even further, with a £1 billion commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and to end youth unemployment.

“By making sure, as part of our long-term economic plan, we deliver the best schools and skills for young people the Conservatives are ensuring the next generation have the skills and opportunities they’ll need to get a good job – so they can have a brighter, more secure future ahead of them.”