More apprenticeships

20th August 2010 at 01:00

Unions have claimed there are too few apprenticeship places to meet the demand from students who fail to gain a place at university, after BT revealed it had 24,000 applications for just 221 places. Scarlet Harris, apprenticeships policy and campaign officer at the Trades Union Congress, said: "More large employers should follow BT's example and consider expanding their apprenticeship schemes. Companies employing 500-plus employees provide 16 per cent of the total employment yet offer only 5 per cent of apprenticeship places overall."

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