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The future of apprenticeships with The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

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Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London, SW1A 2LW

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Britain needs a strong vocational skills base in order to boost productivity, strengthen employment outcomes, and remain internationally competitive. Apprenticeships are vital for building a highly skilled workforce. Between 2009/10 and 2013/14 the number of apprenticeship starts rose dramatically and the Government has now set a target of 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020. Focusing on the quantity of apprenticeships however, is not sufficient. Quality is also vitally important and must be a focus for policymakers.

This event is kindly supported by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Key Questions

    • How does the quantity and quality of apprenticeships in the UK differ from that of other countries?

    • What do young people really think of apprenticeships?

    • What are the features of a high-quality apprenticeship?

    • What policies can be introduced to raise the quality of apprenticeships?

    • How can businesses be supported to develop more and better apprenticeships?

    Speakers

    • The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education

    • Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

    • Brian Lightman, Board member, Careers and Enterprise Company

    • Ryan Shorthouse, Director, Bright Blue

    • Sonia Sodha (Chair), Chief Leader Writer, The Observer

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