Resham Kotecha: new apprenticeships mean more young people in Dulwich & West Norwood getting the skills they need for the future

ApprenticeshipsResham has welcomed new figures showing 430 new apprenticeships were started by people in Dulwich & West Norwood last year. In total 2,050 new apprenticeships have been started in Dulwich & West Norwood since 2010. 

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.

Resham said:

“These figures are great news. 2,050 new apprenticeships since 2010 means there are a lot of young people in Dulwich & West Norwood getting the skills they’ll need for the future..

“I’m really pleased that 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 – something I feel very strongly about.

“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.”