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Graduate Apprenticeships in Gear

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Graduate Apprenticeships in Gear

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A number of organisations are developing graduate and post-graduate level apprenticeships as an "on-the-job" alternative to the traditional higher education route into certain professions.

Changes to the Specification of Apprentices Standards for England (SASE) mean Level six and seven apprenticeships are now available for the first time - the equivalent of bachelors and masters degrees. Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, explained: "We are introducing apprenticeships in all types of jobs, including a new route to the professions, to ensure that everyone can reach their potential." Professions set to benefit include law, accountancy, engineering and human resources.

BPP Law School is one organisation hoping to take advantage of the change, currently in discussions concerning a "Legal Apprenticeship" pathway with regulator the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and Skills for Justice as a possible alternative to the current route to becoming a solicitor.

James Hammill, Director of Professional Apprenticeships, said: "We are committed to improving social mobility and diversity in the work place by opening up some of the most prestigious professions and employers to school leavers as an alternative to the traditional route. …

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