The eventual progression from lower to higher level apprenticeships is good both for business and economy. It offers an excellent chance for companies to invest in their workforce, which in turn will help with the skill and career gaps in the economy.
Recent times show that the number of lower level apprenticeships have fallen. However, the head of apprenticeships at Barclays, Mike Thompson, stresses on the need to have lower level apprenticeships as they have huge potential to bring about great productivity. It also plays a crucial role in helping people develop their entry-level skills and gain work experience.