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Articles from the report - Apprenticeships
Changing Outlook

Apprenticeships make a comeback

Once seen as a last resort for youngsters not cut out for formal education, apprenticeships are now sought after and valued by employers, as Azadeh Khalilizadeh reports

Employer Benefits

From fish and chips to ring mains

There are advantages in training apprentices in the particular style and ethos of a company, writes Janet Murray who examines a range of schemes


‘Bourgeois liberal notion’ is myth

Skills Minister John Hayes outlines Government backing for apprenticeship schemes aimed at helping the UK economy to grow

Higher-level Apprenticeships

Career pathways for school-leavers

As university tuition fees rise and undergraduate applications fall, employers are looking to school sixth forms for bright talent. Liz Lightfoot reports

Best Practice

Setting up a successful scheme

Establishing an apprenticeship scheme can be a daunting prospect, particularly for smaller employers, but there is help at hand, as Azadeh Khalilizadeh discovers

Career Stories

Chef, celebrity and two engineers

Achievement is the best proof that an apprenticeship can set you on the road to success, as Hattie Garlick reports


A loss to employers

Disability, learning difficulties and gender are barriers to overcome in making apprenticeship schemes more representative and rewarding, writes Kim Thomas


TV Dragon gets apprentices hired

Multi-millionaire entrepreneur Peter Jones tells Liz Lightfoot how he wants to boost business with new-style apprenticeships

Career Development

Quality training for job satisfaction

Apprentices may start at the bottom of the career ladder but, with further training and support, they can make it to the top, writes Janet Murray

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