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The Expanding Worlds Podcast

Jun 23, 2021

In this episode the focus is on Apprenticeships as one of the Ways Into Work. Mark Capper, the Business Development Manager at Mencap UK, discusses the role that supported internships and traineeships play in preparing people for work. He outlines how apprenticeships differ from these and the challenges that young people can face in getting an apprenticeship, often related to the apprenticeship standards as well as a reticence from some training providers to deliver more accessible programs. Mark details the ways in which apprenticeship could become more accessible, particularly through more flexible Maths and English requirements. He also provides an overview of the work Mencap is doing to help change policy in this area so that apprenticeships become a viable alternative for young people with additional needs.

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