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Teenage apprenticeships: converting awareness to recruitment

Notes that the number of under-19s starts is stagnating at around 20% despite the overall number of apprenticeships increasing, and explores the characteristics of schools and individuals who buck this trend. Draws on literature assessing young people’s perceptions of the value of becoming an apprentice, and on how young people make decisions about their education and training based on their knowledge and perception of the labour market. Uses data from a survey and from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) which both assess the experiences of young people in college and school and how this may impact their subsequent awareness, aspirations and success in applying for an apprenticeship, and interviews with employers and schools. Considers what distinguishes schools which guide significant numbers of pupils into apprenticeships from those which do not, and what distinguishes young people who express an interest in apprenticeships in their mid-teens and go on to secure one from those who do not. Concludes with an overview of the evidence collated, drawing together insights for effective practice and areas requiring further attention for both policy makers and practitioners.


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Kashefpakdel, Elnaz T; Rehill, Jordan
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Education and Employers Research

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