Since being in Government in 2010, the Liberal Democrats have created over 7070 new apprenticeships in Portsmouth. Apprenticeships are a very important route into work for our city’s young people, especially as an alternative to University.
Local Lib Dem Councillor Ben Dowling recently met two young apprentices from BAE,
“It’s really positive to see so many young people in Portsmouth choosing to start apprenticeships in order to get paid whilst learning how to do a job.”
“I met Stephy and Abbi who are currently on engineering apprenticeships at BAE Systems. They told me about how good it was that engineering apprenticeships are open to girls and boys because of how engineering is an area or work which has traditionally been easier to get into as a man.”