Heather Wheeler praises the level of Youth Employment in South Derbyshire.

Yesterday Heather Wheeler spoke up for the young people of South Derbyshire in the Young Jobseekers Westminster Hall Debate on Tuesday 27th October.

I was first to intervene and ensure that the good figures from South Derbyshire would not go unnoticed.

‘Over the past five years I’ve been a part of the excellent Team of the Conservative lead Government and the Conservative District Council alongside organisations like the Job Centre. A keen area we are building in South Derbyshire is that of Apprenticeships, with so many major employers within the constituency it’s great that these companies, such as Rolls Royce, JCB, Nestle and Toyota, have been able to help South Derbyshire become a role model for the rest of the country to follow.'

‘The level of young people in South Derbyshire in meaningful employment is down since I was elected in 2010, in fact 405 more young people are in work. These figures are fantastic, but the job isn’t done yet as we still have (as of September) 100 young people not in work, on apprenticeships or education. Over the next five years I shall continue to work hard to do whatever I can to bring jobs and growth to the local area so that, not only our youth, but all people in South Derbyshire who want a job can get one’.