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Apprenticeships need better promotion in schools says Qube Learning

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 20, 2022

Qube Learning, a leading national training and recruitment provider, is calling for schools to do more to promote apprenticeships after A-Levels.

The recruitment and training solutions provider is based in Milton Park, Didcot.

A spokesman said: “While public opinion is changing on the value of apprenticeships and pre-employment programmes such as traineeships, more needs to be done to eradicate the negative view some institutions have.

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“It’s a bit of a no-brainer but schools and colleges must begin to engage more readily with providers offering apprenticeships, and vice versa.

Qube said there are currently a few government-funded projects such as Apprenticeship, Knowledge and Support (ASK) for Schools that invites providers to deliver Information, Advice and Guidance sessions to both teachers and students of education institutions, but the impact of these projects will not be measurable until they’re complete.

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The spokesman added: “In the meantime, schools must recognise the need to invest in this as a priority of their own, by training staff and creating links with the many providers out there who offer their services for free, which often includes free careers guidance, matching students to local Traineeship and Apprenticeship opportunities and hosting informational sessions on-site at school premises.

Qube Learning has a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

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