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Apprenticeship reforms signal new age

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According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the government’s reforms on apprenticeships could signal the start of a revolutionary new ‘age of the apprentice’.

This announcement arrived after Skills Minister Nick Boles MP declared that the term ‘apprenticeship’ is to be legally protected from maltreatment.

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “Apprenticeships simply don’t have the status they deserve. The government’s latest apprenticeship reforms are a positive step – in particular, giving legal protection to the term ‘apprenticeship’ should help tackle its blatant misuse by some organisations in some sectors. High quality apprenticeships should be viewed by society just as favourably as university degrees and protecting the term from misuse will help ensure this is the case.”

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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