Putting a value on skills

Apprentices we met on the shop floor of a midlands machine tool company recently told us how workplace experience makes them much more motivated to knuckle down to serious study for their qualifications. The Government should take note. A bit more cash here, to ease the cost burden on employers who take on apprentices, could […]

Apprentices we met on the shop floor of a midlands machine tool company recently told us how workplace experience makes them much more motivated to knuckle down to serious study for their qualifications. The Government should take note. A bit more cash here, to ease the cost burden on employers who take on apprentices, could work wonders in boosting skill levels across the board. How about a quota, too, to ensure that engineering makes up a decent share of the 10,000 new apprenticeships being planned by the Government?