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Tradespeople say apprentices are the future of the industry but only a fifth hire one
Apprentices are crucial to tackle the skills shortage, research from omnichannel retailer Screwfix reveals. 9 in 10 tradespeople questioned agreed that apprentices are vital to the future of the industry, but only 18% currently hire one, and 31% said they would never hire one, highlighting a huge shortage of future tradespeople having the chance to learn a trade. Not being able to afford extra costs such as insurance and pensions…
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Education secretary: “Further education and skills will be a big priority”
Education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has underlined the vital role of further education and skills. On his first visit in post, Williamson visited the Royal Mail’s mail centre in Leeds, where he met and spoke with some of the company’s 460 apprentices. Williamson said, “Further education and skills will be a big priority for this government and it’s fantastic to see, first-hand today, how apprenticeships can help people land a great…