Apprenticeship numbers are falling not rising

 The Guardian  (01/12/14) has carried a story about apprenticeships going to workers over 25 rather than to young people and  claiming that 350 000 of the UK’s 851 000 apprentices are  25+   www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/30/hundreds-thousands-apprentices-in-uk-paid-little-2-73  Although large numbers of  existing employees are still being reclassified as ‘apprentices’ this report is only partially correct. You get a more accurate indication of … Continue reading Apprenticeship numbers are falling not rising

Higher Level Apprenticeships aren’t all they’re cracked up to be,

Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley Written for  The Guardian's  Higher Education Network Higher Level Apprenticeships aren’t all they’re cracked up to be and progression from the lower level apprenticeships is particularly limited – despite reports to the contrary.  HLAs are relatively new, designed in 2011 as equivalent to an undergraduate degree with a £25 million initial … Continue reading Higher Level Apprenticeships aren’t all they’re cracked up to be,