AQA: Only employers can make apprenticeships fit for purpose

Independent education charity AQA has called on employers to take a more direct role in building a technical and vocational education system that works.

Recent research by the British Chamber of Commerce found that 88% of UK businesses believe that school leavers are totally unprepared for the world of work. By contrast, a report from McKinsey found that 61% of education providers believe that their learners are adequately prepared for entry level positions.

With an estimated 22% of vacancies down to skills shortages, independent education charity AQA is calling on employers to take action immediately.

According to “Walking in the Footsteps of Others,” a new whitepaper from AQA: “We need a system that works better for the needs of employers and for our young people… and one that delivers a pipeline of quality work-ready talent when and where it is needed. Only employers and their professional bodies can define the requirements of the system that educators must build. Only they can ensure that it is fit for purpose.”

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