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    TSR has the fantastic opportunity to interview skills minister Anne Milton on the 26th June ... But we need your questions! Post here with what you'd like to know, and a selection of the questions will be posed to her.

    Anne Milton became skills minister last June, she is responsible for ensuring the government hits its target of 3m apprenticeship starts in England over a five-year period which ends in 2020.

    She's passionate about apprenticeships and rails against “intellectual snobbery” that can put unfair pressure on young people to choose higher education.

    The above information and more can be seen in the following link, along with more of her views on alternatives to university: https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-be-university
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    What can apprenticeships offer that university can't?
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    How do employers view apprenticeships verses university on applications/CVs?
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    Why has the default become to go to university?
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    Think bubbles is a bit eager :bubbles:
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    Some apprenticeships, especially degree apprenticeships are now more competitive than getting into university. Is this a good thing? Why/why not?
    Doesn't this disadvantage such students who would thrive in industry but do not excel in exams?
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    What trends do you expect to see happening within apprenticeships over the next 5 years?
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    Puddles the Monkey please can you promote this
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    Lots of jobs which were once training on the job such as media which was done on here by a media professor AMA (1) (as an example) said that the jobs used to train on the job, whereas now they expect them to be graduates from University... accountancy is another you either need extremely high grades for apprenticeship, or low quality, low paid accountant job with limited opportunities, or go to university which have lower requirements than training on the job for accountant... aren't companies just getting lazy and trying to get taxpayers to pay for their training instead of increase their profits?

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    (1) https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...5#post78338232
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    Is uni the only choice? Certainly not to become an MP, amiright? :awesome:
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    Ofc uni isnt the only choice .A lot of apprenticeships are complete junk though and the quality varies greatly.
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    lol at “intellectual snobbery”,i watched question times a few weeks ago, and cant remember who said it but i fully agree with them, why is UNI now seen as bad, now that working class kid can easily join and go to uni ( why not the decades before). As a person with a very working class backround, yes UNI aint the only option, but it help push many people not onlt better themselves but sometimes the situation theyre in. UNI has also been some of the best times of my life, and ive already worked 40 hour weeks, i can happily say i wanna carry on enjoying life and uni, before im placed on the rat race .
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    You've acknowledged that this country is short of teachers, and it's very clear that workload is contribution to the lack of retention of teachers in schools. Will the government reduce teacher's workload in order to keep the good teacher's we have and improve the education of our young people?
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    Do you think degree apprenticeships will become the norm?
    Do you think most areas of study will be able to be studied through an apprenticeship soon? Not just stem subjects for example but more financial jobs and possibly teaching jobs.
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    What authority/expertise does this MP have, or is it to seem more in touch with their constituents?
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Will the government reduce teacher's workload in order to keep the good teacher's we have and improve the education of our young people?
    see me after school :mad:
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    Do Apprenticeships have the same earning potential as going to a Russell group university. If so why not? Will they ever have the same earning potential?
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    Can I become a MP with EE at A Level and no degree?
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    Why do you Anne Milton, a nurse who appears to have never had a private sector job, feel suitably qualified to dish out careers advice on a student forum?
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    (Original post by BritishJew)
    Why do you Anne Milton, a nurse who appears to have never had a private sector job, feel suitably qualified to dish out careers advice on a student forum?
    harsh much
 
 
 
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