Nick Clegg's message for National Apprenticeship Week
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2015, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is urging young people and businesses alike to draw on the many benefits of apprenticeships.
National Apprenticeship Week runs from 9-13 March and celebrates the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals and businesses.
Liberal Democrats in government have created more than 2 million apprenticeships, helping people of all ages develop new skills and helping British businesses to grow.
In his message, Nick highlights research showing that a fifth of all apprentices progress to higher education and that gaining a higher-level apprenticeship can boost lifetime earnings by £150,000.
Nick adds: "Whatever your professional interests, there's a high-quality apprenticeship available to help you develop the skills that you need. And, whatever your sector, there's a hard-working, dedicated apprentice out there ready to help your organisation thrive."