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.”

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