There is no doubt that there has been stigma surrounding apprenticeships for a long time, with many claiming that apprenticeships are for “under-achievers”, or an alternative for those who cannot afford to study at university. There also seems to be little information about apprenticeships for parents.
Apprenticeships have become an equally great opportunity for young people, so university should not be considered the only route to a successful career. However, still many remain sceptical and consider apprenticeships to be a “back-up plan” or second option. It is crucial that we make young people feel empowered by allowing them to have choices in their education.
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