Don Foster MP


Almost 500 new apprenticeships in Bath since last year

October 17, 2023 by Don Foster MP in Don in Bath, News.

New figures show that in Bath, 480 people started an apprenticeship last year. This is an increase of 66 per cent since the Coalition Government came to power.

Commenting, Don Foster said:

“Liberal Democrats are determined to tackle youth unemployment and get our economy back on track. We need to rebalance the economy away from the speculators gambling with other people’s money in the City of London.

“Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government are doing the right thing by investing across our area through the Regional Growth Fund to create sustainable growth, driven by our local employers.

“For us to be successful, people need the skills and experience to take advantage of new jobs being created in our area. Apprenticeships are a huge part of that.

“Apprenticeships make companies more productive and give young people the experience and skills they need.

“The record rise in learners taking them up last year is great news for Bath and the economy as a whole. The whopping 66 per cent increase since Labour’s last year in power shows the Coalition Government’s is investing in the right thing and that it is paying off.”