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Benchmarking apprenticeship: UK and continental Europe compared

Steedman, Hilary (2001) Benchmarking apprenticeship: UK and continental Europe compared. CEPDP (513). London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK. ISBN 0753015420

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This paper reviews the main characteristics of the provision, organization and financing of appprenticeship in a number of leading European countries - Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands. These are compared to current practice in Britain as exemplified by Modern Apprenticeship. The main areas examined are the statutory framework and standards; employment prospects; achieving the employer-apprentice match; prior school qualifications of apprentices and motivation to enter apprenticeship; the management and financing of apprenticeship. The paper concludes that apprenticeship in Britain, judged as a programme, falls short of the standards of that provided elsewhere in Europe on every important measure of good practice.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2001 Hilary Steedman
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008 11:52
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:25

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