Concerns About Fake Apprenticeships

Concern is increasing over the number of “fake apprenticeships” being offered by companies.  Young people often undergo what they believe to be genuine apprenticeships only to find out at a later date that they are not properly qualified within their trade.

The government are working to ensure that the term “apprenticeship” is protected and legally defined so that it is an official title.  Following the introduction of the Enterprise Bill, employers can be prosecuted if they claim to offer apprenticeships but in fact only offer a low-level of training.

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Helen Robinson