Apprenticeships in the North East have doubled since 2010.
Under the Labour Government, across the UK, just before the last general election 280,000 younger people started an apprenticeship. Under the Conservative-led Government, in the last year, over half a million younger people have started an apprenticeship.
This is great news for younger people, but given the challenge ahead then there's still some hard work on the road ahead. Since 2010 a quarter of the deficit has been paid down. The Conservative-led Government is making tough choices to rebalance the national economy and pay down the deficit.