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We have begun to create independent reviews of apprenticeship programmes (really getting under the skin of organisations to see how they tick in terms of their current and future apprenticeships offers), to give teachers, careers advisers, parents and pupils a reliable and insightful view of what each apprenticeship offers, in the short and in the long term, and of who it suits.

Please take a look at them, and let us know what you think.

Read, too, Apprenticeship Q & As

Berthon Boats: our review of their apprenticeships as a web page or as a pdf

 

Capgemini our review of their apprenticeships as a web page or as a pdf

 

CGI: our review of their apprenticeships as a web page or as a pdf

 

Laing: our review of their apprenticeships as a web page or as a pdf

 

PwC: our review of their apprenticeships as a web page or as a pdf

 

The British Army: our review of their apprenticeships as a web page or as a pdf

 

The Royal Air Force: our review of their apprenticeships as a web page or as a pdf

 

The Royal Navy: our review of their apprenticeships as a web page or as a pdf

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