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Cutting red tape is something the government is keen to do to allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take on more apprentices.
Speaking at a special apprenticeship seminar organised by the Gloucester branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, the education secretary Michael Gove said that more must be done to encourage employers to offer apprenticeships, This Is South Devon reports.
"This government has pledged to make it easier for all businesses to take on apprentices. We are going to make sure the bureaucracy is tackled," he stated.
Mr Gove went on to add that a key area of concern is the fact that many school pupils are enrolled on courses that will not provide them with the skills necessary to enter the workplace and added that this needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.
Speaking to Tewkesbury Admag, European marketing manager at Yamazaki Mazak Dr Damien Cleugh said that apprenticeships have a number of benefits for young people.
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