Over 5,000 new apprenticeships in Tower Hamlets

Liberal Democrats have helped 1.8 million apprentices across the country start training since 2010. That's the biggest expansion in apprentices since the 1950s.

Thanks to the work of Liberal Democrats in Government there are now 5,610 young people in apprenticeships across Tower Hamlets, with 90 local businesses receiving government grants for each unemployed young person employed as an apprentice.

All young people should have the opportunity to get on in life, and apprenticeships are a great way to achieve that.

Vince Cable, the Lib Dem business minister, has made it easier for businesses to take on apprentices. He has given 40,000 businesses grants of up to £1,500 for each young unemployed person they take on as an apprentice and put £550m into improving college facilities for apprentices.

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