Understanding the non-completion of apprentices


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Author: Bednarz, Alice


Approximately half of all apprenticeship contracts in the trades are not completed. This literature review draws together existing research and data to find out why apprentices do not complete their training. The report finds that the most common reasons for not completing are employment-related. These include interpersonal difficulties with employers or colleagues, being made redundant, not liking the work or changing a career. The influence of the employer cannot be overstated. Employers with the highest completion rates are generally larger, experienced employers with well-organised...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Employment; Outcomes; Participation; Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Statistics; Numeracy; Literacy

Keywords: Completion; Working conditions; Employers; Apprentice; Off the job training; On the job training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 43 p.

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ISBN: 9781922056856

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 115.10

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