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Apprenticeship dropouts are as important as...

In 2018, drop-out rates among university students went up for the third year in a row, according to official statistics. Figures recently released...

Articles from Emma Finamore

Want more school leavers to choose #apprenticeships after GCSEs? We need to see a genuine shift in careers advice

During GCSE results day 2019, some figures in business made it clear they want to see more 16-year-olds making the move to apprenticeships rather than A-levels.

Young people choosing non-university routes are still the “forgotten half” #VocationalResultsDay

Last month, Radio 4 aired ‘The Forgotten Half’ – a shocking indictment of how we are failing young people who choose non-university routes into employment while prizing university above everything else.

Millions are unhappy at work, but some apprentice employers are bucking the trend

A staggering 4.3 million UK employees report being unhappy at work – 13% of us nationwide – and over 15,000,000 days are lost per year due to reported mental health problems caused or worsened by work.

Moving away from PhD #Apprenticeships means we can focus on neglected Levels 2 and 3

Plans for PHD-level apprenticeships might not be going ahead because the Institute (previously IfA) has raised concerns the programmes might not be in the “spirit” of the programme.

Teaching adaptability in schools is a great idea; #Apprenticeships have been doing it for years

At the end of March a new report showed that while 60% of employers say being adaptable has become more important in the last decade, simultaneously over 60% of educators don’t think school leavers are leaving education with the adaptability skills they will need for work.