Many trades have sewn up the certification pathway to being an electrician plumber roofer etc through the insistence on the apprentice ship scheme. The lowly paid apprenticeship scheme has young people suffering mental abuse in terms of shouting exploitation as they are beholden to te employet. In addition how can an older person with a family to support go back through a lie paid apprenticeship scheme. Often they have picked up the bade practical skills elsewhere in their lifetime. All trade qualifications should be accessible through practical tests and theorey tests without having to commit to 3 years servitude . The current scheme favours the income o the existing entrenched employers , an is an absolutely denial of opportunity for youth and older workers wanting a career change.
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