Short apprenticeships offer 'no benefit' for trainees or employers

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Apprenticeships of less than six months provide "no real benefit" to trainees or their employers, a parliamentary report has warned.


The Commons Public Accounts Committee praised the Business Department's drive to boost the number of apprenticeships, which quadrupled from 79,000 in 2006/07 to 325,500 in 2010/11, with the proportion completed successfully rising from 34% to 78% over six years.