Apprenticeships aren't about the numbers

Apprenticeships must focus on quality, Chief Executive Chris Jones warns

09 March 2015 / Be the first to comment

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the next UK Government to carry on with the overhaul of apprenticeships.

In response, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, said:

‘In the run up to the General Election, it’s been great to see so much cross-party support for apprenticeships. The FSB is right to call on the next Government to maintain this good work.

‘But it’s not just about the numbers. Over the past few decades, there has been so much change in our skills system. What we need to see now is more stability.

'A longer-term, non-partisan approach to policy will create a more sustainable and credible apprenticeship system.

‘This will help get more young people into work and fill the skills gaps that are threatening our economic recovery.’

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