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CEP Policy Analysis
Apprenticeship Policy in England: Increasing Skills versus Boosting Young People's Job Prospects
Hilary Steedman
December 2011
Paper No' CEPPA013:
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Tags: apprenticeship; government policy; youth unemployment; skills

Successive British governments have committed substantial public resources to apprentice training, but far too few young people benefit and not enough high value skills have been developed. That is the central conclusion of a new report published by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). The report’s author, Dr Hilary Steedman, who has nearly 30 years of research experience in this field, calls for a change in the country’s apprenticeship model.