Apprenticeships have been growing in popularity over recent years, the Apprenticeships Levy has recently been launched and unions are at the forefront of promoting and supporting high quality schemes.
Whilst supporting the levy and related reforms to expand high quality apprenticeships, the TUC has consistently pressed the government to address the fact that there remain too many low quality apprenticeships.
With all this going on it is vital that unions have a chance to understand the issues around apprenticeships – and that is why the TUC Young Workers’ Forum has organised a fringe event at this year’s TUC Congress.
The meeting “Young Workers and Apprenticeships: Broken system or unpolished gem?” will hear from Craig Dawson, Chair of the TUC Young Workers’ Forum and Iain Murray, unionlearn Strategy Manager.
The meeting will discuss the experience of young workers and highlight why unions are key to negotiating high quality apprenticeships and safeguarding young people from exploitation.
The fringe meeting is being held on Monday 11th September at 12.45 in Room 6 of the Brighton Centre with refreshments provided.