You're hired! Apprenticeships rise by seven per cent in Sutton
The number of people taking on apprentices went up by more than seven per cent in the borough last year.
There were 1,300 apprenticeships started over the last year in Sutton. Business Secretary Vince Cable says the surge in uptake will be a boost for businesses.
The picture is similar across the rest of the country with an increase in people starting apprenticeships of 13.9 per cent.
Mr Cable said: "Whenever I speak to businesses, a lack of trained workers is a frequent concern. Today’s figures mean we are starting to turn the tide. Over half a million people took up an apprenticeship last year, showing that our investment in vocational skills is paying off."