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ERIC Number: ED502030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 76
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-84572-407-0
Career Paths of Former Apprentices. Making Work-Based Learning Work. Series 2
Perez-del-Aguila, Rossana; Monteiro, Helen; Hughes, Maria
Learning and Skills Development Agency (NJ1)
This report investigates the career paths taken by apprentices after they complete their training, and the extent to which their apprenticeships has been influential in their future success. The project investigated what careers apprenticeship training secures access to; whether the method and quality of the learning experience in apprenticeships; and supports employability and access to future careers. The research reveals that people who complete an apprenticeship earn more money, stay longer with their employer, and are more likely to rise to a management job than people who do not do an apprenticeship. Contents include (1) Executive summary; (2) Background and Methodology; (3) Research Findings (Destinations on completion of an apprenticeship; Contribution of apprenticeship to career progression; Access to career planning and support; Participation in further education and training; Additional activity supporting progression); (4) Conclusions; (5) Recommendations (Commitment of employers; Progression into further learning; "Fit for purpose" apprenticeship programs; Additional elements; Information, advice and guidance; Business acumen). Appended to this report are: Employers responding to the survey; Providers responding to the survey; Description of former apprentices taking part in interviews; Analysis of Labor Force Survey data; and a bibliography. (Contains 18 tables and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)