Network Rail calls for equal funding for older apprentices

British rail operator Network Rail has called for a national debate on funding for older apprentices, stating that equal support for those older than 19 as for those aged 16-18 would help businesses across Britain drive recovery and create as many apprenticeships as possible.

There is 50 per cent less support for apprentices aged 19 or over, making it more costly to run a scheme as more older apprentices join.