Speaking at The de Ferrens Academy in Burton-on-Trent, a secondary school with academy status, prime minister David Cameron reiterated today the government’s 2020 vision for Apprenticeships. He pledged to train 200,000 more apprentices within council departments such as local government, the NHS and the police over the next five years with all departments to commit 2.3% of their workforce to Apprenticeships. This pledge, he explains, comes to provide security to school leavers and make possible the previously promised national target of 3 million more trained apprentices before 2020.