Oh the irony. Have you forgotten Dave, thats the way it used to be until Thatcher and the Tories took it all away. Apprenticeships were overtaken by the cheaper, slave option which were YTS, ’employ a young person, pay them nothing, then tell them to fuck off’ ………hmmmm sound familiar Dave. Industry, mining, engineering, autotrade were systematically eroded away due to lack of investment and the encouragement of free enterprise – cheaper to import than buy at home.
Once any benefits that the working class were entitled to vanished: grants, income support in holidays, housing benefit, all tuition fees paid. Now all you have to look forward to having 30k worth of debt.
Yes Dave, you are right every young person should have the opportunity to education or an apprenticeship, its a shame your party fucked it up.