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.
More top news
The garden of paedophile friends of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West is being dug up by police after a tip-off.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in south Wales.
After the Indiana polls close, ITV News asked Ted Cruz supporters if they could back Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.