The BBC commented that:
‘[In] its report, Policy Exchange – a think tank seen as close to the current government – warns £500m will be wasted every year up to 2020 on apprenticeships that don’t lead to a truly skilled job.
It captures the overgrown forest of apprenticeships, where lots of low level shrubby growth has raced to fill the demand created by government policy in recent years.
That’s unless the government commits to quality being as important as the number of apprenticeships, which it might – although to be meaningful that would have to be quite a specific quality threshold.’
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