Government has announced on Sunday, 14th June, how it plans to kick-start its aim to create 3 million apprenticeships over the next five years. This commitment, along with the term ‘apprenticeship’, will be protected in law giving them equal legal treatment as degrees and giving government the power to take action when the term is misused to promote low quality courses.
This will help to strengthen their reputation and ensure that apprenticeships are recognised as a career path equal to higher education. To ensure more young people can benefit, the Skills Minister has also announced that public bodies including schools, hospitals, prisons and police forces will be set targets to take on more apprentices.
Skills Minister Nick Boles said:
“If university graduates have their moment in the sun so should people who undertake apprenticeships. Businesses know their value so it’s high time they were recognised both by the public and in law as being equal to degrees.
We want far more employers to get involved in apprenticeships. This means making sure that we practise what we preach in government, so we’re going require all public sector bodies – schools, hospitals, prisons and police forces – to employ apprentices.”
If you are considering recruiting an Apprentice, Warrington & Co. can assist through its Linking the Locks project for businesses and organisations located between Warrington and Widnes.
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