The Autumn Budget is looming and I can tell you, there’s one thing for sure that I hope to see included, and that’s a boost for apprenticeships!
It’s that time again, and like last year and the year before those who have a vested interest in getting bums on seats in lecture theatres – because universities are businesses – are out there telling lies to the latest group of bright young students.
The move by the German Government to attract UK young people onto attractive apprenticeship packages is a stark warning to British business.
Employment levels maybe stabilising, but youth unemployment remains high and is one of the biggest threat to the UK economy’s future. We have to give them the skills for the future because if we don’t charge our economic batteries by training young people now they’ll go flat. Without skilled people powering our economy, we won’t have the energy to drive the country forward.