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Range of new employer-designed apprenticeships to be announced

A range of new, employer-designed apprenticeships will be announced today.

Based on new standards, the 40 apprenticeships are across a broad range of industries including dentistry and journalism.

The Government hopes reforms aimed at making apprenticeships "world class" will help school-leavers to see a high-level apprenticeship as an equally valid choice as a university degree.

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Apprenticeships 'just as good as university'

Young people need to stop "drifting" into academia "which may not be suitable for them" and see apprenticeships as "just as good as pursuing a university route," Business Secretary Vince Cable told Good Morning Britain.

Plans to help young people get more out of their apprenticeships are unveiled today, with new employer-designed standards to ensure they get the training they need.

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