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CBI: "A lot of hard work and determination has paid off for people's futures"

The CBI has commented on this year’s A-Level results.

Pippa Morgan, CBI Head of Education & Skills policy, said:

“Congratulations to everyone getting results – a lot of hard work and determination has paid off for people’s futures.  

“There is a whole range of fantastic opportunities available from college or university courses, to high-quality apprenticeships that help build skills and careers. That’s why it’s so important that young people get good advice about the whole world of options available.   

“As valuable as exam results are, they are one of several factors that employers look for when hiring. Businesses value young people with positive attitudes to work and their career – as those people so often succeed in any field they pursue.”

On the numbers of students achieving a university place and vocational qualifications, Pippa said:

“Universities can offer students a great route to expand their learning and prepare for their next step.  It’s one of a wealth of options available, with apprenticeships and other ‘earn while you learn’ schemes also offering routes to gaining skills and starting a great career. And over the coming years, firms want to expand people’s possibilities, by helping develop high-quality ‘T-levels’ qualifications. 

“To grow the quality and uptake of apprenticeships, it’s important the Government continue works with business on how the apprenticeship levy can best work – for companies and learners of any age. Increased flexibility is vital so businesses can fund a wider range of training that better reflects employer and individual’s skills needs.”

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