The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called upon the government to boost apprenticeships in the UK as part of a scheme to attract investors.
According to the lobby group, consumer spending is currently low and the economic recovery relies on encouraging foreign investors to be confident putting their money into the UK.
The CBI has identified drivers and barriers to investment and decided on 'areas of action', one of which is to extend apprenticeships to allow young workers to improve their skills base by learning on the job.
John Cridland, director-general of the organisation, said: "We want the UK to be the best place for companies to invest because this is how we will create growth and jobs."
Tim Campbell, founder of the Bright Ideas Trust, recently said that businesses have a responsibility to ensure that young people have opportunities in the form of apprenticeships if the future of industry is to be sustained.
Posted by Chris Seel
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