‘Bourgeois liberal notion’ is myth

Skills Minister John Hayes outlines Government backing for apprenticeship schemes aimed at helping the UK economy to grow

Career pathways for school-leavers

As university tuition fees rise and undergraduate applications fall, employers are looking to school sixth forms for bright talent. Liz Lightfoot reports

Setting up a successful scheme

Establishing an apprenticeship scheme can be a daunting prospect, particularly for smaller employers, but there is help at hand, as Azadeh Khalilizadeh discovers

Chef, celebrity and two engineers

Achievement is the best proof that an apprenticeship can set you on the road to success, as Hattie Garlick reports

TV Dragon gets apprentices hired

Multi-millionaire entrepreneur Peter Jones tells Liz Lightfoot how he wants to boost business with new-style apprenticeships

Quality training for job satisfaction

Apprentices may start at the bottom of the career ladder but, with further training and support, they can make it to the top, writes Janet Murray

Revolution with a human face

Technology may be changing but companies still need to nurture people talent, writes Nick Martindale

Hard business of having fun

Sally Whittle discovers how what goes on outside can reap rewards inside the office