How many apprenticeships are there? Who does them, to what level and where? Are apprenticeships an answer to the ‘skills problem’? Are they really an alternative to university for young people?
This site provides downloads of articles and research papers on apprenticeships. It’s linked to
Another Great Training Robbery or a Real Alternative for Young People? Research and comment on Apprenticeships at the start of the 21st Century
Download third-edition November 2016
Greenwich University/ICERES paper Patrick McGurk & Martin Allen 2017
Download ymca-journal-article September 2015
‘Apprenticeships. New Opportunities for Young People, or Another Great Training Robbery?’
Download FORUM Journal article October 2015
‘Mr Cameron’s Three Million Apprenticeships’
View Guardian feature ‘Dead end Apprenticeships…..
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jul/10/apprenticeships-failing-View ‘Dead end’ apprenticeships are failing to help young people find lasting workyouth-unemployment-skills#start-of-comments