Record number of apprentices in Bromley
NEW figures show record numbers of young people benefited from apprenticeships in Bromley last year.
More than 1,500 people were able to take advantage of schemes in the borough, an increase of 59 per cent.
There were increases in the number of apprentices in all four of the parliamentary constituencies which make up Bromley borough, with the most in Lewisham West and Penge where there were 610.
Crystal Palace ward councillor Tom Papworth said: “This dramatic growth in apprentices is welcome news for young people in the Bromley area. “Apprenticeships equip our young people with the skills needed to get jobs and build prosperous careers.”
Events were held across Bromley during National Apprenticeship Week, which ran from February 6 to February 10, to help young people find out about schemes.
More than 100 people visited Bromley College, which offers apprenticeships in areas including accountancy, animal care and engineering, to find out about the schemes on offer.