4,700 young people in Hackney are among the record two million apprentices who have started training since 2010 thanks to Lib Dem action in government.
Hackney South parliamentary campaigner, Ben Mathis welcomed the milestone:
“Apprenticeships are a vital part of building a stronger economy and a fairer society. By ensuring young people are able to earn and learn, we give them the opportunity to get on it life.
“That is why I am delighted young people in Hackney have benefited from fantastic training and employment opportunities that apprenticeships offer.
“Training and vocational qualifications can give young people access to life-long opportunity and career options and I’m delighted that over two million young people across England have been able to take advantage.”
Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable MP said:
“Reaching the two millionth apprenticeship is testament to Liberal Democrat’s commitment to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships give young people the chance to start a career and give businesses the talent to grow.
“This isn’t just about numbers. From space engineering, to TV production, to legal services, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route employers trust to access the skills they need.
“That is why the Liberal Democrats made them a priority when we entered office and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on our promise to have two million apprentices start in this Parliament.”