Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today announced that the Liberal Democrats have fulfilled our commitment to starting two million apprenticeships in this Parliament.
To mark the occasion, Vince met the two millionth apprentice, Paige McConville in Oxford. Paige, aged 16, started her Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture with high-tech engineering firm FMB Oxford in August.
Paige took Vince on a tour around FMB Oxford, explaining how her apprenticeship with the firm is giving her the skills she needs to begin her career as an engineer.
All young people should have the opportunity to get on in life, and apprenticeships are a great way to achieve that. That's why the Liberal Democrats have prioritised creating jobs and apprenticeships in this Government.
Commenting on the good news, Vince Cable said:
"Reaching the 2 millionth apprenticeship is testament to this Government’s commitment to apprenticeships. Paige and her employer are a shining example of how 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."