Infrastructure projects in Sydney's west, including the WestConnex motorway and Badgerys Creek airport, will help create 1000 apprenticeships, the NSW government says.

Premier Mike Baird has announced the workers will be employed to help the state deliver on a $60 billion infrastructure program. Companies vying for government contracts will have to employ a specific number of new apprentices. “Bidders will be assessed on a range of criteria, including the number of apprenticeships…