The latest employment numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of vacancies has reached a record high – 823,000 – offering more opportunities for individuals to join the 32.15 million people now in work.
“With more job vacancies available across the economy than ever before, there is a real opportunity for those looking for employment. There are now 3 million more people employed than in 2010, with nearly 400,000 fewer young people out of work since the government took office.
“I know that securing talent is key for many companies, including those in East Hampshire, and with National Apprenticeship Week coming up at the beginning of March, I hope more organisations will use the scheme to develop the workforce skills they need. Many companies still don’t appreciate that their existing staff can take up apprenticeship training as part of their current employment; a great way to build up skills whilst working.”