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How we can build a post-Brexit workforce to be reckoned with

Measuring the true success of apprenticeships will be vital to Britain’s future, particularly if the UK loses access to skilled workers, says Lady Penny Cobham

With the dust beginning to settle on the 2017 general election, the hard work now begins for this government to deliver on the policy pledges that were set out during the campaign trail.

In particular, it must act on the cross-party consensus that technical excellence has not been valued as highly as academic success and ensure that the UK closes the skills gap to the same levels as its international counterparts.

While we should welcome positive rhetoric that seeks to create a competitive technical education system in the UK, as with all these things, the devil will be in the detail. And ...

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