Apprenticeships have been hailed as a great career tool by one expert.
Speaking on the BBC in Business podcast, Professor Alison Wolf of King's College London detailed the benefits of taking this route.
She lauded apprenticeships as "wonderful", but warned that the UK could be becoming too "over-enthusiastic" about their potential.
Professor Wolf went on to suggest that Britain should try and mimic the approach Germany takes to such training.
"German apprenticeship is two to three years and it really does involve a great deal of 'off the job' learning - actually going to college and doing things," she said.
Professor Wolf went on to voice concerns over the length of modern apprenticeships, suggesting that many of the current courses are relatively short and "low-level".
Earlier in the month, business secretary Vince Cable announced that a series of measures would be enacted to make it easier for businesses to offer training schemes like these to young people.
Posted by Beth O'Shea
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