Commenting on the Richard Review of Apprenticeships report findings published today, Gaenor Bagley, PwC head of people, said:
“We absolutely support the Richard Review recommendation that apprenticeships should be credible. Employers need to work hard to ensure they are employing apprentices for the right reason - in a real role, meeting a genuine business need, and without compromise on the talents needed to succeed. As an employer we've grasped the opportunity to offer apprenticeships. Apprentices serve a vital business need in our organisation and we strive to provide the best training and work experience, equal to those on our world class graduate programme."
Richard Irwin, PwC head of student recruitment, added:
“One element that is sometimes forgotten, but one we feel is crucial in the whole process, is the role of young people themselves in taking personal responsibility for their future. It is vital that young people are given the encouragement to raise their aspirations, achieve the best results and become aware of their options, be it through an apprenticeship, university or an employer-led degree. Although teachers, parents and careers advisors have an important role to play, we expect the young people themselves to be engaged, proactive and to make their own decisions from the beginning.”
The full report can be found here http://www.schoolforstartups.co.uk/richard-review/richard-review-full.pdf
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