Degree apprenticeships are relatively new and have been initially championed by forward-looking universities.
The growing popularity of these apprenticeships is a game changer which sees high quality vocational learning opportunities presenting young people parity of opportunity alongside those who still wish to go down the academic route. Young people are being given a real and meaningful choice for high level learning that can lead to equally rewarding career prospects. If universities, employers and providers work closely in partnership, the potential to respond positively to the growing demand from applicants is enormous and we must not let this opportunity pass to give young people a better choice over their futures.
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