THE number of apprentices in Gosport has gone up.
Data from the National Apprenticeship Service shows 2,100 people started a placement in Gosport in 2012-13, compared to 1,730 in 2010-11.
There were 910 in engineering and manufacturing technologies, in 2012-13.
It comes as defence firm Qinetiq is increasing its graduate intake from 59 to 114.
Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage said she was pleased businesses are taking on young people.