The proportion of apprentices not receiving the National Minimum Wage has risen from 20 per cent in 2011 to 29 per cent in 2012.
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Two new reports show just how little impact economic growth is having in the places that need it most.
This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Britain needs to end poor quality, low-level apprenticeships.
With more than 1 million young people in UK still out of work, there is a real need to create opportunities for young people.
Political debate tends to revolve around school leavers who go onto university, but there has been a lack of focus on the half of young people who don’t.
National Apprenticeship week is a great opportunity to celebrate all that is good about our apprenticeships. It is imperative that the government ensure that apprenticeships are not only targeted to work for our young people, but that they provide decent, sustainable routes into employment across the UK, ensuring that our economy as a whole benefits just as much in the North as in the South.
A new ‘skills eco system’ now puts clear water between Labour and the Tories policy of ‘pile ‘em high and sell ‘em cheap’ low grade apprenticeships.
Jonathan Clifton, senior research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, explains why the rise in apprenticeships is not as good as it looks.