MP hails record number of apprenticeships

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A record number of people have signed up to apprenticeships in the area, according to MP Mark Simmonds.

Mr Simmonds hailed figures which showed that 340 people started apprenticeships in his Boston and Skegness constituency between August and October 2012.

That comes after 910 people started apprenticeships in the past financial year.The Conservative MP says that marks a 78 per cent increase on the last year of the past government.

Mr Simmonds said: “These record levels of apprenticeships are fantastic news for our country, for Boston and Skegness, and most of all for the people whose lives are being transformed by the opportunities they offer.”