Ann Watson, Managing Director of the industry awarding organisation, EAL, today urged caution in the interpretation of the October Statistical First Release. The figures indicate a significant increase in the number of new Apprenticeship starts during 2010/11. At a meeting with industry employers she said:
“Though the rise in Apprenticeship starts may look like a positive trend, questions need to be asked to ensure investment is properly targeted to meet industry needs, and that in the eagerness to increase numbers, the Apprenticeship brand isn’t damaged.
“This is even more important at a time when young people are actively considering Apprenticeships as an alternative career route in order to avoid next year’s increase in university tuition fees.”
"Apprenticeship growth needs to be properly targeted to support industry and young people"
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