AN EDUCATION and training provider has had an increase in teenagers taking part in apprenticeships.
HTP Training Ltd (HTP) has reported a 40 per cent increase in the number of 16 to 18-year-olds taking part in apprenticeship programmes over the past 12 months.
Rachael Fidler, founder and managing director said: ‘We are delighted to see this kind of overall growth at a time when government figures are declaring a 19 per cent drop in the number of 16 to 18-year-olds starting apprenticeships in the UK.
‘As GCSE and A-level results arrive and sink in, it’s good to know that young people in the south have access to a robust and viable route to employment.’
This local initiative coincided with HTP’s launch of the health and social welfare and childcare apprenticeships which have resonated well in the area.
The pre-employment drive allows local employers to experience first-hand that, with support, a young person can be an enormous business asset.
HTP places hundreds of young people in apprenticeship roles every year.