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The real apprentices of South Holland




Sir Alan Sugar at a seminar in Gateshead, aimed at encouraging more young people to take up apprenticeships. (4748979)
Sir Alan Sugar at a seminar in Gateshead, aimed at encouraging more young people to take up apprenticeships. (4748979)

Business mogul Lord Sugar is back on our screens seeking his next 'apprentice' - but perhaps he should be looking in South Holland.

The area can boast of 540 people starting on genuine apprenticeship schemes in the nine months to April this year, according to the Department for Education.

And forget the brash, sometimes larger-than-life claims of Lord Sugar's confident candidates - 360 people in South Holland actually achieved an apprenticeship qualification over the same period.


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