Dorset Leading The Way In Apprenticeships
3:29pm 11th March 2013
Dorset is leading the way in the South West when it comes to apprenticeships.
Figures out today show nearly 500 new apprentices were created during 2011-12, bringing the total to nearly 6,000.
That puts Dorset ahead of areas like Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
It's hoped UK apprentices will contribute nearly £3.4bn to the economy each year by 2022.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: "A record number of businesses are taking on apprentices in the South West - with an extra 6,620 new apprenticeships starting in the last year. The national number of people has topped half a million."
Vicky Hill has been an apprentice at Wessex FM for the last 18 months.
Here she talks to Luke de Costa about her role at the station.