Welsh Lib Dem apprenticeships

Welsh Liberal Democrats set out ideas which they say would improve the image of apprenticeships and encourage more young people to apply for them.

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Improve image of apprenticeships, say Lib Dems

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are setting out a series of ideas which they say would encourage more young people to consider taking up apprenticeships.

  • A schools liaison programme to boost the image of apprenticeships
  • Apprentice Ambassador scheme
  • Competitions to celebrate skills
  • University-style application process including clearing
  • A single information, application and support system

Business spokesperson Eluned Parrott said:

Unless these practical issues are addressed, apprenticeships will continue to be viewed as a secondary (or even tertiary) route for young people at post-16 level, with university and entering the workplace without formal training taking precedence.

We want young people to know they have a range of positive options on leaving school that will open up rewarding careers – be that through university or skills-based learning. The Welsh Liberal Democrats want to build a stronger economy in a fairer society.

– Eluned Parrott AM, Welsh Liberal Democrats

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