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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A top temperature of 9 or 10 Celsius (48-50 F).
The poll comes ahead of a debate in the House of Commons on Friday on a new Bill which would introduce such a system in England.