Apprenticeship figures please city’s two MPs

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Apprenticeship scheme figures for Milton Keynes show that 2,300 young people now have the opportunity to enter a place of work.

The newly published figures highlight a significant increase on recent years, and the schemes available encompass a wide range of professions, from agriculture to leisure and tourism.

Milton Keynes North MP, Mark Lancaster, said: “We are a young city and our young population has grown significantly.

“We are fully aware that we need to tackle youth unemployment and I’m delighted that Milton Keynes is delivering such valuable opportunities.”

Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South, added: “We have a city that has a young, ambitious and confident population.

“I have always been a keen supporter of apprenticeships and these figures show that they offer real opportunities to young people in Milton Keynes.”

Mr Lancaster is pictured with Richard Matthews, an apprentice with Crest Nicholson at the new Oakgrove Village development.