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University isn’t the only option to kick-start a career #ALevelResults2019

Responding to today’s A-level results, Mark Hilton, Executive Director, Employment and Skills, London First said:

“While many of those getting their A-level results today will be looking to universities for the next step in their education, this isn’t the only option to kick-start a career.

“Vocational routes should provide the same quality of opportunity, but with just eight apprenticeships per thousand working Londoners and a fall of 30% in apprenticeship starts since April 2017, the Government urgently needs to reform the Apprenticeship Levy to make this a reality.

“Business is committed to doing more to help: this November’s Skills London event brings over 30,000 young people together more than 200 employers, colleges, universities and training providers to make life-changing connections.”

London First is a business membership group which campaigns to make London the best city in the world to do business. We convene and mobilise business leaders to tackle the key challenges facing our capital.

Our membership comprises over 200 leading employers across a wide range of sectors. We have been instrumental in establishing the Mayor of London, pioneered Teach First, driven the campaign for Crossrail, and achieved a win for businesses when Government announced a review of the Apprenticeship Levy.

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