Apprenticeships: let’s cut out all of the confusion

Tying apprenticeships to academic levels complicates matters, write Euan Blair and Sophie Adelman. Here, they set out their vision to make apprenticeships easier to understand and more employer-friendly

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At our company, WhiteHat, we talk about building an outstanding alternative to university through apprenticeships. We believe that apprenticeships can develop the next generation of high-potential talent through applied learning, while remaining a route distinct from the academic path. But in order for this to happen at scale, we need to be comfortable in acknowledging the differences between what works in an academic context and what works in the workplace.

This is why we’re convinced that we need a greater level of imagination in the design of our apprenticeship system when it comes to ...

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