This report argues that for many young people who do not go through university, the transition from education to employment in the UK is ill-defined, poor quality and ineffective.
The apprenticeships programme is already successful and provides proven benefits to both employers and apprentices. However, the Richard Review found that there were key areas of the programme where significant improvements could be made to make it more rigorous and responsive to the needs of employers.
Apprenticeships are at the top of the national skills agenda at the moment. Check out this whitepaper which highlights the key facts surrounding apprenticeships and what some of the leading figures behind the vocational pathway have to say.
This report presents the findings of research undertaken for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) into the progression to higher education of advanced level apprentices over a seven year period.
As part of its ongoing Careers Guidance: Guaranteed campaign, the Association of Colleges has launched a report based on the results of a series of surveys about the quality of independent careers advice and guidance in schools.
The aim of the research is to monitor the extent to which Apprenticeships are meeting the needs of apprentices, and to identify potential aspects of the programme requiring further improvement
The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC), a group of young industry apprentices, launched a national survey to gain the views of as many UK apprentices as possible to help shape future campaigns, discussions with government and education organisations, and back up their calls for improved apprenticeship careers advice in schools.
What institutions and policies are needed to sustain UK economic growth in the dynamic world economy of the twenty-first century and what part will apprenticeships play?