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Apprentices more useful than graduates, employers say

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/07/2011

Jessica Shepherd

"Employers find apprentices are worth more to their businesses than university graduates, a poll has shown. City & Guilds, which awards qualifications for apprentices, surveyed 500 employers. Half had hired apprentices, and 52% of those employers said they were better value than graduates.

"But a fifth of all the businesses surveyed said the current economic climate made it too risky to take on an apprentice.

"Chris Jones, chief executive officer of City & Guilds, said there were too many barriers, such as paperwork. Karren Brady, vice-chair of West Ham United football club, said apprenticeships were "key to the future of the country"."

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"Apprentices more useful than graduates, employers say", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2011. Consulté le 26/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/apprentices-more-useful-than-graduates-employers-say