You’re hired! Donald can’t trump UK apprenticeships

The embattled US president is keen to boost the number of apprentices across The Pond – and he would be well advised to look to the UK system for ideas

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Recent UK exports across the Atlantic include Piers Morgan and James Corden. But could the next one be apprenticeships?

Before becoming Dear Leader, Donald Trump made a name for himself in the US version of TV show The Apprentice. It’s near identical to the BBC version; both centre around a wealthy old white man, mad with power, who invites a dozen or so “business people” with unresolved issues to compete for gold coins in a series of humiliating and fruitless trials. Think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Oxbridge g-rah-duates.

No longer in the business of entertainment TV shows (he ...

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