Richard Review should meet high standards set by business

14th March 2013

-The BCC has always supported the key recommendations of the Richard Review, and in particular the idea that Apprenticeships should unequivocally meet the needs of employers in a given industry.

  -The Government asked a leading businessman to make recommendations based on what employers want. It is disappointing, but perhaps unsurprising, that rather than act on those ideas, the latest announcement simply poses more questions. Industry and our young people demand swift implementation.   -All business needs is a simple, easy-to-understand structure with high quality standards set by industry that gives them the confidence to invest in the next generation of skilled employees.

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