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JTL shocked by Panorama apprenticeship revelations

JTL expressed its shock and disappointment at this week’s Panorama programme, which focused on bad practice in apprenticeship provision.

The programme focused on bad practice in apprenticeship provision by a number of providers and employers.

In a statement the company said: “Although the programme represented only a small proportion of bonafide apprenticeship schemes, it will have undermined confidence and trust on the overall apprenticeship brand.”

JTL chief executive Denis Hird said: “We fully support the minister’s decision to root out and deal appropriately with the training providers and employers involved in such unscrupulous practices which take advantage of young people and the taxpayer.

“It is our belief that government and the network of providers should take the responsibility to continue to provide opportunities for young people to world-class standards that the term apprenticeship implies and that the government funding invested in this is used for the benefit of young people rather than for individual profit”.”