MPs have warned that young people from disadvantaged communities’ risk being “left behind” when it comes to apprenticeships. A report by the Commons’ Public Accounts Committee found that there had been a drop in the number of apprentices coming from the most deprived areas according to a report in Independent.co.uk.
Meanwhile, The independent also reports that the Government is threatening a crackdown on schools that fail to promote vocational pathways as an alternative to higher education qualifications fo students. This follows a new report suggesting students feel pressure to choose university over work.
It has also been stated that students and firms need more support to meet apprenticeship targets, click here for the full story.