Learning on the job

20th June 2008 at 01:00
Lee McQueen's CV may have departed from the truth in terms of the extent of his university education, but his success in becoming Sir Alan Sugar's apprentice on pound;100,000 a year should comfort those in FE who wish to champion the non-graduate route to success

Lee McQueen's CV may have departed from the truth in terms of the extent of his university education, but his success in becoming Sir Alan Sugar's apprentice on pound;100,000 a year should comfort those in FE who wish to champion the non-graduate route to success.

For those of you who have been living in a monastery in recent months, Lee is the winner of The Apprentice, the BBC series in which aspiring business people battle it out through a number of challenges to win a training place with Sir Alan.

We can only assume that all those business people who have been so quick to condemn Lee's inaccurate CV have themselves succeeded in climbing the greasy pole of success without telling a single porky.

In the end, Sir Alan has recognised Lee's initiative and given him the opportunity to learn on the job, which, after all, is what apprenticeships are all about.

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