Apprenticeship numbers increase by 194% in Hornsey and Wood Green

Lynne Featherstone MP on apprenticeship visit to Queenswoods GP practice, here with Sue Welsh from the National Apprenticeship Service, Paul Head from College of Haringey and the two apprentices Bianca and Louise, Crouch End, in June 2011Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has today welcomed a massive increase in the number of apprenticeships in her constituency of Hornsey and Wood Green, and Haringey borough as a whole.

Final figures have revealed that there were 530 apprentices in Hornsey and Wood Green last year – a 194% increase compared to the last year of Labour’s Government.

In the entire borough of Haringey there were 1,350 apprentices, representing a 164% increase.

These figures have been released in tandem with National Apprenticeship Week, which aims to raise awareness and celebrate the successes of the apprenticeship scheme.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“Apprenticeships are a brilliant way for young people to learn the skills and get the experience necessary for a successful career.

“Recently I visited the job centre in Wood Green and saw the positive impact apprenticeships have had on reducing unemployment – particularly amongst young people.

“Also, a young electrical engineer from Bounds Green was recently one of 10 finalists in the JTL National Apprentice Awards 2012.

“I’m proud that the Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have promoted and invested heavily in apprenticeships.

“The huge rise in apprentices in my constituency, and the borough as a whole, has clearly had a positive effect!”