Somerset

Somerset apprenticeship scheme hits target early

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Image caption Somerset College offers apprenticeships in a number of subjects including IT

A campaign to generate 100 apprenticeships in Somerset in 100 days has hit its target in 22 days.

A Somerset College spokeswoman said the 100 in 100 campaign aims to help businesses and create a skilled workforce in the county.

"There's a hunger for apprenticeships now and that's what we and our partners will provide," she said.

The project is to continue with a new title, the 100+100 Apprenticeship Campaign.

The campaign is part of a £250m government scheme to boost apprenticeships around the UK.

Somerset College offers apprenticeships in a wide variety of disciplines including IT, railway engineering and electrical installation.

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