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Apprenticeships must be more than just another vocational option for the non-academic

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The apprenticeship brand has work to do to adapt its image for a new generation of workers.

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Britain needs gold standard apprenticeships

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This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Britain needs to end poor quality, low-level apprenticeships.

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We must do better on 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.

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Half of school leavers don’t go to uni – let’s not forget them

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.

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Apprenticeships must benefit the North as well as the South

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.

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New skills eco-system puts clear water between Labour and the tories

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.

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The rise in apprenticeships is not as good as it looks

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.

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Lab 2012: Miliband unveils vision to inspire the “forgotten 50 per cent”

At the Labour Party Conference today, Ed Miliband will set out big reforms in education and apprenticeships to address the needs of the “forgotten 50 per cent”.

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David Miliband is spot on in highlighting the structural roots of youth unemployment

David Miliband is right to draw attention to the youth unemployment emergency as one of the most pressing issues facing the UK, writes IPPR’s Tess Lanning.

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How well does Boris do on apprenticeships?

The Green Party’s Darren Johnson AM argues that apprenticeships need to be rehauled, and that London could show the rest of the country how to do it.

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