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New guide aims to boost disabled apprentice numbers

21 05.14
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The national charity, Disability Rights UK, has launched “Into Apprenticeships”, a new guide for disabled people, parents and staff on applying for apprenticeships in England that will be distributed for free to every school in the country.

“Into Apprenticeships”, aims to resolve common questions such as how to find an apprenticeship, whether the training will be accessible and what support is available in the workplace. It also includes several inspiring stories written by disabled apprentices about their own experiences and the challenges they have faced.

Philip Connolly, Policy and Communications Manager at the charity, highlighted the need for the report: “Although successive governments have been investing in skills development, the proportion of disabled apprentices actually fell between 2006 and 2010 (from 11 per cent to 8 per cent).” Further information is available here