Can apprenticeships close the UK skills gap?

Phillips, Lucy
November 2007
People Management;11/29/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 24, p14
The article deals with the plan of the British government to expand apprenticeships to adults over 25 as part of a drive to reach the ambitious targets set by Lord Leitch in his review of skills. Plans are also under way to give an entitlement to the scheme to all teenagers aged 16 to 18, in line with the decision to raise the education participation age to 18, and in an effort to reduce the number of young people not in either education, training or employment.


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