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UK lagging behind on apprenticeship schemes


Far too many apprenticeships in England fail to prepare young workers for permanent employment warns Will Davies – a large scale employer in the construction sector.

“Our apprenticeship system needs to be restructured along the lines of the German model,” said Mr Davies. “Far too many apprenticeships available in England are too short and not rigorous enough.”

A study published by the Boston Consulting Group for the Sutton Trust found that only 61,000 of new apprenticeships in England were for young people, compared to Germany where there were 570,000 apprenticeships for young workers.

“In England there are far too many organisations inventing and promoting training opportunities,” said Mr Davies – managing director and founder of property maintenance and refurbishment company