APPRENTICES A disproportionate increase in new apprentices aged over 25 is leading to calls for young unemployed people to get priority

December 2011
People Management;Dec2011, p14
The article considers apprentices and apprenticeship in Great Britain. Government research indicating that employees ages 25 or older were responsible for most of the large increase in the number of new workers entering apprenticeship programs in 2010-2011 is examined. Proposals by cabinet officer Vince Cable to provide incentives for companies to hire young adult employees as apprentices are discussed.


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