Rachel has welcomed new figures showing that 10,670 new apprenticeships have been created in Redditch since 2010.
As well as driving up the number of people boosting their skills through apprenticeships, the Government’s reforms are also improving the quality of apprenticeships.
£2.3 billion of additional funding has been announced for 2023-24 and 2023-25 – with colleges that deliver skills and training getting the most focused support.
Alongside reforms to apprenticeships, the Government has also introduced T-Levels to provide students with vocational options as rigorous and robust as A-Levels.
“I'm the proud mum of an apprentice. My youngest son is currently doing an apprenticeship in auto mechanics at Heart of Worcestershire College. I've seen for myself just how much he's grown as a person through the opportunities his apprenticeship has provided him.
“I’ve long championed apprenticeships as they are a fantastic way for students to enter the world of work, helping them to build new skills and gain vital industry knowledge – all while being paid.
“It's so great to see thousands of apprenticeships have been started in Redditch. Each new apprenticeship means another student building the skills and knowledge they need for a long and successful career.”