Across the Henley constituency 570 people started apprenticeships in the academic year 2011-12, and another 210 have started in the first quarter of this academic year.
This comes as the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has released a forecast that apprenticeships completed over the next decade could contribute productivity gains worth up to £3.4 billion a year to the economy by 2022.
“We are investing in apprenticeships to ensure that the country has the skills it needs to compete in the world and people across the Henley constituency are benefitting from this. I know from work that I have done including with the Henley College that apprenticeships are a win for the individual and a win for business.
“National Apprenticeship week provides a great opportunity to celebrate the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.”