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Dorset Leading The Way In Apprenticeships

vicky Hill

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.



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