Welcome news that apprenticeships starts have almost doubled in two years, reflecting the priority Liberal Democrats have given to this.
And here’s a graph to show it:
More details on the figures are over on the BIS website, including this from Vince Cable:
I am particularly pleased to see the high number of people studying engineering. We have a massive shortage of engineering skills in this country, and we need even more to support manufacturing, exports and infrastructure.”
Apprenticeships are, of course, one of the main policies the Liberal Democrats have been pushing in government.