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The value of apprenticeships

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2018 2:58:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in CPD, apprenticeships, lifelong learning

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Much has been written around the merits and challenges of apprenticeships, both nationally and within our own sector.  Whilst there are many discussions at the national level around aspects such as the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy, it is important not to lose sight of the core purpose and value of apprenticeships.

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The future is bright

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2017 2:54:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in apprenticeships, diversity

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Learning at the rock face

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2017 2:51:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in apprenticeships, careers, skills

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Like many, when the time came, I opted to take the traditional path into higher education, studying for my degree at the University of Hertfordshire and my PhD at the University of Bath, the latter supported by Aggregate Industries. But, given my time again, I’ve often thought that the apprenticeship pathway might have suited me better.

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