Firms fear they won't meet apprentice goals

Phillips, Lucy
July 2008
People Management;7/24/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 15, p8
The article reports on concerns about how companies will meet proposals for expansion, after the British government unveiled its apprenticeship plans. Measures set out in the draft apprenticeship bill include an entitlement to a training place for all qualified school leavers by 2013. But while the number of apprenticeships in Great Britain has doubled over the past 10 years, they are still offered by less than 10 percent of employers. The bill defines a new blueprint of what apprenticeships should contain to guarantee a uniform quality.


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