Two-thirds of students are interested, yet only one-fifth of teachers recommend Apprenticeships

Only one in five teachers say they would advise high-performing students to opt for an Apprenticeship instead of university study, Sutton Trust research has found.

The figure has improved since 2014, when similar Sutton Trust research found that just 13 per cent of teachers said they would recommend Apprenticeships.

However, the findings have still caused concern that the battle for parity of esteem between vocational and academic qualifications is far from won.

The survey involved more than 1,200 teachers and was published on Monday (July 2) ahead of a major summit on Apprenticeships hosted by the Sutton Trust.

While 21 per cent of the secondary teachers in the research said they would advise an Apprenticeship route, 64 per cent said they would “rarely” or “never” recommend this pathway.

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