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Currently, there are more than 16,000 apprentices and almost 6,000 employers involved in 47 apprenticeships. Photograph: iStock

“Having 100 per cent progression to higher education can never be right. There must always be someone in a class or a few in a class that are more sui(...)

While traditional apprenticeships such as motor mechanics, carpentry and construction continue, the variety of apprenticeships being offered has expanded into areas where traditionally they would not have been offered. Photograph: iStock

While decades ago, higher education would have been preserved for a select few, there is little doubt that progressing on to a university or institute(...)

In addition to sector-specific skills, transversal and cross-sectoral employability skills are increasingly being sought by employers. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Undergraduates expecting to secure employment upon graduation might be surprised to discover that they may lack a range of core skills which employers(...)

Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Businesses are worried that the visa crackdown will hit recruitment. Photograph: iStock

When Australia’s A$49 billion (€32.6 billion) plan to build a high-speed internet network risked going awry in late 2013, then communications minister(...)