The Government has announced that £ 18.7m from its Higher Apprenticeship Fund will be used to fund 19,000 degree-level apprenticeships to support sectors including construction, advanced engineering, and financial services.
Around 250 employers, including Leyland Trucks, Unilever, TNT, and Burberry will benefit from world class, nationally accredited technical training delivered in the workplace.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
“Investing in skills is central to our drive to boost business and productivity and make the UK more competitive.
“By radically expanding the number of degree level apprenticeships for young people, we will put practical learning on a level footing with academic study.
"This is an essential step that will help rebalance our economy and build a society in which opportunity and reward are fairly and productively distributed.”
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