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West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, launched the Cornwall Apprenticeship campaign on Monday, 6th January 2014.  This ambitious campaign aims to create 300 apprenticeships in the first 100 days of 2014.  It is backed by the National Apprenticeship Service, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and other training, business and Local Government stakeholders.

The campaign believes that the appointment of an apprentice could be “the best return on an investment made by any business in 2014”.  After training, moulding and developing an apprentice, local businesses can reap the benefit as the energy and enthusiasm of our young people can be harnessed to help business grow and the Cornish economy to prosper.

The campaign was launched at Penzance Cricket Club at 8 am on Monday 6th January and will be rolled out across the other five constituencies in Cornwall from Friday 10th to Friday 17th January.  It’s not too late to book your place on one of the events: https://cornwallapprenticeships.com/news/300-in-100-campaign-goes-live-on-monday-6th-january-2014

Andrew George said, “Following news reports today about the alienation and psychological effects of unemployment on young people, this campaign comes at just the right time.

“This is a golden opportunity for Cornwall.  With encouraging signs in the wider economy, Cornish businesses can help our aspiring young people.  The resourcefulness, talent and energy of our young people can be harnessed to give businesses a boost.  It may not be for everyone, but it’s well worth giving the idea more than just a second thought.”