Fake apprentices exploit £3 billion levy

THE TIMES - 3rd January 2020

Half the apprenticeships created by the multi-million pound levy on big companies are fake, a report claims. A survey by the education and skills think tank EDSK found that hundreds of thousands of apprenticeships were either low-skilled jobs masquerading as training, such as shop work, or rebadged schemes for middle managers, including university degrees for business administration.

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