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Learning "on the job" for many people, is simply the best, and most appropriate way to understand what is required of them, as well as to perfect the skills necessary
Yesterday, the prime minister has promised to offer an “opportunity guarantee” that will give “every young person the chance of an apprenticeship or an in-work placement”. This highlights yet again the Government’s commitment to the apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeships can be traced back to the 12th century where parents would sign a contract with a local tradesman, lasting 5-9 years, to fully quip them with the skills of that particular trade with the eventual aim of securing lifelong employment.
It has now been almost 3 months since schools in England first closed their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is great concern that disadvantaged and vulnerable students will lose the most during this period and there is a concerted push from many social mobility organisations to reopen schools as soon as possible.
RISE is a new think tank, part-funded by the University of Bolton, to conduct research into education and social mobility policy and practice, in the Bolton area, and nationally.