Employer views on fixing apprenticeships – New blog from me on Luminate #fixapprenticeships

I’ve just published a new article on the Luminate blog talking about the Institute of Student Employers campaign to #fixapprenticeships. You can also read the research behind this campaign.

This is what I had to say…

Apprenticeships continue to be big news in UK education policy. The government recently revealed that it is going to miss its much trumpeted target of three million apprentices by 2020. But there is still a political consensus: everyone agrees that we need more apprenticeships and more young people should consider them instead of going to university.

That enthusiasm, as well as rocketing numbers of apprentices in traditional graduate employers, led me to ask back in April ‘is the day of the graduate over?‘ (spoiler: the short answer was no). Over the last couple of months I’ve been talking to employers to get deeper insights about how they are engaging with the apprenticeship system – here are some of the findings of that research.

Read on…

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