David Rutley welcomes rise in apprenticeships

David Rutley MP has welcomed new figures that show a record number of people in Macclesfield started an apprenticeship in 2011/12.

The figures also show provisional results for the number of apprenticeship starts in the first quarter of 2012/13 – in August to October 2012 270 people in the Macclesfield constituency started apprenticeships in just three months.

In the last financial year, 820 people started an apprenticeship in Macclesfield – an increase of 95 per cent compared to the last year of the previous Government.

David, who last year co-hosted the Macclesfield Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair with Macclesfield College, commented, “An apprenticeship is a fantastic way to take the first steps in a career, providing workers with the skills and confidence they need to be successful in the work place. 

“I am pleased that the Government has dramatically increased the number of apprenticeships on offer since taking office.  These record levels of apprenticeships are fantastic news for our country, for Macclesfield, and most of all for the people whose lives are being transformed by the opportunities they offer. In Macclesfield, we are lucky to have Macclesfield College, an outstanding provider of apprenticeships; I would encourage anyone wanting to find out more to contact them.”