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Government Funding Boost to Apprenticeships

The Government must cut the red tape involved with taking on apprentices — that’s the message from business groups, after the Prime Minister announced plans to increase apprenticeships and work placements. Over the next four years, up to 250,000 more apprenticeships will be funded by the Government, along with 100,000 work placements over the next two years. Prime Minister David Cameron said that the Government would need support from businesses, adding that widespread youth unemployment was holding the country back, saying: “I’m delighted that over 100 large companies and tens of thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises have already responded to our call for work experience placements so that tens of thousands of young people can take those vital first steps in experiencing t... »