The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Number of modern apprentices increasing across Angus
Angus South MSP Graeme Dey has welcomed statistics showing an increase in modern apprenticeships in Angus and across Scotland.
The number of modern apprentices in training in 2015/16 has increased to 25,818, exceeding the Scottish Government’s annual target for the fifth year in a row.
In Angus, during the same period, 643 people started an apprenticeship – an increase on the 2014/15 figure of 622.
He said: “Angus has one of the highest percentages of Scotland’s local authorities of young people undertaking an apprentice – a clear indicator that our young people see the benefit of being able to train and work at the same time, as well as employers recognising the potential that apprentices offer.”