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Build better school careers advice, construction apprentices urge

Apprentices

“If you weren’t interested in university, it was almost as if you were ignored. There just wasn’t the information available for any other routes.”

That’s what apprentice Jessica Morris told the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee this week.

Morris, who is doing a construction and built environment apprenticeship, also shed light on the poor quality of careers advice in schools, saying: “I received my first and only careers meeting three weeks before I went on exam leave in sixth year.”

Plastering apprentice Elliot Ruthven had a similar experience. “Everything was ...

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