The first steps of hiring an apprentice

With the government continuing to raise the profile of apprenticeships, an increasing number of businesses may be thinking about investing in an apprentice.

Why don’t apprenticeships work?

One in five apprenticeships lasted less than six months last year. Sixty-eight per cent of apprenticeships went to over-25s. Britain offers fewer apprenticeships per 1,000 workers than France or Germany. What’s going wrong?