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Apprenticeships by Catherine Dawson

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Introduction

Apprenticeships provide the opportunity for employees (and trainees) to learn on the job, while receiving a wage. They have been available in various forms for hundreds of years in the UK and today are being promoted heavily as a legitimate and viable route into employment for young people and adults alike. Indeed, on 7 February 2011 Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, promised the creation of 100,000 new apprenticeships by 2014, with 75,000 of these being for adult apprentices.

This book has been written to provide comprehensive, down-to-earth information and advice for people wishing to know more about the modern-day apprenticeship scheme. It includes information about the history, background and type of apprenticeships available, ...

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