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Opportunity to boost access for young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds says 'Spotlight on... Apprenticeships and Social Mobility' report

Opportunity to boost access for young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds says 'Spotlight on... Apprenticeships and Social Mobility' report

Now is the time to make them work for young people say Co-Chairs Michelle Donelan MP and Lillian Greenwood MP.

It calls for better monitoring of apprenticeship starts by social background and welcomes progressive apprenticeship reforms, and believes more can be done to help young people from financially disadvantaged backgrounds access these opportunities. One key recommendation focuses on provision of affordable transport for apprentices, and financial support for families so they can help apprentices to afford to work and go to college.