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Government increases investment in adult apprenticeships

Government increases investment in adult apprenticeships

Work-based training is a great option for people of all ages and the number of adults entering work-based training has grown, it has been noted.

A spokeswoman for the National Apprenticeship Service said the government's announcement that there will be enough money invested into traineeships to create an extra 75,000 places a year is good news.

"The numbers of adult apprentices starting in 2005/2006 was 75,000 and had risen to 140,600 by 2008/2009," she stated, adding: "In the first nine months of 2009/10, it was 119,400."

She observed the number of mature individuals opting for work-based training will continue to increase following the financial backing announced by the coalition.

In his Comprehensive Spending Review, chancellor George Osborne claimed the government had raised funding provided for apprenticeships by 50 per cent.

Mr Osborne described the extra £250 million being spent on apprenticeships as the largest ever monetary backing a country's administration has given work-based training.


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