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A Commission on Apprenticeships has concluded that all schools should offer one vocational subject to pupils to increase apprentice numbers Co-chaired by Conservative MP for Harlow Robert Halfon and Labour member Lord Glasman, the cross-party commission discovered that University is more widely promoted than alternative routes such as technical and vocational courses. The commission was brought into effect last summer to make sure that apprenticeship qualifications are fit for purpose, and also to make recommendations on how to boost the

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Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair and servicing company, is marking the launch of National Apprenticeship Week 2015 on 9 March with the announcement of 200 new apprentice roles. These jobs are being offered at its centres across the UK, providing opportunities for many school leavers to work close to home. Most of the two year apprenticeships are available to 16-18 year olds, providing a valuable first step on a career in the automotive sector. Kwik Fit has trained

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