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Latest Press Release...

Higher apprenticeships better for jobs than university degrees say public - new polling for Sutton Trust/Pearson summit 8 July 2014

Significant public support for degree-level apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional university degrees is revealed in new polling to be presented to delegates today at an international summit on apprenticeships and vocational education organised by the Sutton Trust in partnership with Pearson.

One third (34%) of people say a degree-level apprenticeship would be better for somebody’s future career prospects than a university degree, while two in ten (21%) think a traditional degree would be better. The new poll of 1,728 adults aged 16-25 in England by Ipsos MORI showed that a further third of people (33%) feel both are equally valuable.


Latest Blog Post...

Delivery depends on detail for new ministers Conor Ryan |16 July 2014

Conor Ryan argues that following the reshuffle, the new education ministers need an eye for detail to improve social mobility.