EEF backs 'Get In, Go Far' apprentice campaign

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Responding to Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable MP's launch of the Government's new campaign calling on young people to 'Get In, Go Far' by choosing an apprenticeship, Tim Thomas, Head of Employment and Skills Policy at EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, said:

"With two-thirds of manufacturers planning to recruit an engineering apprentice in the next 12 months, starting salaries well above average, accelerated career progression and in many cases a job for life, manufacturers are shouting from the rooftops to attract young people into their industry.

"We know from our own experience of training apprentices at EEF's training centre just how far these talented young people go in the world of work. We wholeheartedly support the launch of today's campaign and would say to any young person receiving their results tomorrow and contemplating their next step - with an apprenticeship it really is a case of 'Get In, Go Far'."

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