New apprenticeships will ‘open up the most prestigious professions’

Samuel Ward Academy, Chalkstone Way.'MP Matthew Hancock opening new building for years seven and eight students.'''From left;

Samuel Ward Academy, Chalkstone Way.'MP Matthew Hancock opening new building for years seven and eight students.'''From left;

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Skills minister Matthew Hancock has announced that for the first time, graduate and post graduate level apprenticeships, will be available.

It means there will be apprenticeships in subjects including law, accountancy and advanced engineering.

Mr Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, said: “In the past, apprenticeships were restricted to only some trades, and some parts of the economy.

“Now we are introducing apprenticeships in all types of jobs, including a new route to the professions, to ensure everyone can reach their potential.

“These new apprenticeships will help more young people to receive on-the-job training at top companies like BPP Law School, ensuring a vocational route to success in accounting, insurance, and the law.”

Director of BPP Professional Apprenticeships James Hammill said: “We are committed to improving social mobility and diversity in the work place by opening up some of the most prestigious professions and employers to school leavers as an alternative to the traditional route.

“Apprenticeships are an excellent way for employers to recruit talent early and design a structured training programme that incorporates technical learning as well as invaluable work based skills.“