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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.