There are no losers when it comes to apprenticeships

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Last week saw a lot of trumpets being blown about apprenticeships.

Not really surprising, seeing as it was National Apprenticeship Week.

But the more I find out about these things, the more I realise I maybe shouldn’t have gone to university.

If I’d done an apprenticeship in journalism, for example, I wouldn’t now be seeing money taken off my monthly wage to pay back my student loan.

I also might have got on sooner, have plied my trade more quickly and had less of an opportunity to develop a taste for red wine of varying qualities.

There are no losers – kids get jobs, employers get staff trained their way, and the economy gets a boost via the tax man and fewer benefits.