Firms relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships

A report by centre-right think tank Reform says many firms have rebranded existing roles after being obliged to contribute cash to on-the-job training. The study claims that some fast food giants, coffee shops and retailers are relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships in order to gain subsidies for training.

It adds that 40% of government-approved apprenticeship standards do not meet a traditional definition of them..

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