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Govt plans to boost apprenticeships in transport

26th April 2016

The Department for Transport has announced the launch of a new Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT), which will aim to plug the ongoing skills gap within the UK transport sector.

Overall, the government hopes to create a further 30,000 apprentice places within the nation's transport sector by the end of the decade and the new STAT will play an integral role in this push. The body will work alongside members of the UK's transport sector to help in the delivery of quality training programmes that attract the best and the brightest, ensuring that the dour and dull image that many might associate with a career in transport is rapidly dispelled. Read more

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