National Apprentice Week

National Apprentice Week starts today. Cadbury's in Bournville are hoping to employ another 22 apprentices this year to add to their existing 53.

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More apprentices at Cadbury's

Apprentices at Cadbury's Credit: ITV News Central

The number of apprentices in the Midlands has increased by more than ten per cent in the last year, according to the National Apprenticeship Service.

Mondelez, which owns Cadbury's, is one employer in the Midlands investing in apprenticeship schemes. It's predicted within ten years, the number of apprentices will rise by 85 per cent, which the government says will help rebuild the economy.

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