Government celebrates 2 million apprentices


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Vince Cable has announced that the government has fulfilled its commitment to starting 2 million apprenticeships in this Parliament.

This important achievement highlights the continued success of apprenticeships since 2010 in giving people the skills they need to get on and in supporting businesses of all sizes to grow their talent.

To mark the occasion, the Business Secretary met the 2 millionth apprentice, Paige McConville in Oxford. Paige, aged 16, began her Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture with high-tech engineering firm, FMB Oxford in August 2014. Paige took the Business Secretary on a tour of FMB Oxford, explaining how her apprenticeship with the firm is giving her the skills she needs to begin her career as an engineer. The Business Secretary also visited Abingdon and Witney College where Paige and her fellow apprentices study.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

Reaching the 2 millionth apprenticeship is testament to this government’s commitment…

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