Apprenticeships and skills poverty
Invariably these days news items about apprenticeships are accompanied by the stock image of a young person in overalls, typically in high tech engineering, maintaining some complex piece of machinery.
A recent article in the Daily Mail cites a Managing Director bemoaning the state of the employment market for high skilled Apprentices. The article relates to engineering and other highly skilled technical roles. I was struck by the article’s tone of frustration that not enough help was being given to businesses who work in the upper reaches of our multifaceted economy.