Education Secretary 'gets' the value of apprenticeships

The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP set outs his bold plans on how Further Education will level up the nation in a speech today. In an extract he said: "We must never forget that the purpose of education is to give people the skills they need to get a good and meaningful job.

The outcomes speak for themselves. Five years after completion, the average Higher Technical Apprentice earns more than the average graduate.

A work-based, technical apprenticeship, lasting around 2 years, gives greater returns than the typical three year bachelor’s degree.

For too long, we’ve been training people for jobs that don’t exist. We need to train them for the jobs that do exist and will exist in the future."

The full speech can be read here: