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PM UNVEILS PLANS TO BOOST APPRENTICESHIPS

Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined plans to boost apprenticeship numbers, drive up the quality of courses and give businesses a say on how they are run and what they offer.

Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined plans to boost apprenticeship numbers, drive up the quality of courses and give businesses a say on how they are run and what they offer.

The government pledges to support 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, including a requirement to take a company’s apprenticeship offer into account when awarding large government contracts and publishing new ‘industry standards’ so that apprentices have the skills that companies need.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “The greatest asset any employer has is their workforce. And by investing in them, they are investing in the success and future of their business.”