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Briefing note - Apprenticeship: a pill for every ill?

In this briefing note, Cedefop provides an overview of how apprenticeship schemes can cater to different goals, including VET, skills development, social inclusion, and providing opportunities for vulnerable groups.


Publication date
1 March 2021


Apprenticeships have been the target of an unprecedented number of EU and Member State policies in the past decade. This briefing note, produced by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), provides an overview of how apprenticeships can provide a solution towards long-term employability and ensuring companies’ skills needs are met. It provides a snapshot of the status of apprenticeships across the EU, the various ways in which they are operated, and suggests a common vision for apprenticeships moving forward. The publication is also available on Cedefop’s website in German, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese.

Apprenticeship: a pill for every ill?


8 AUGUST 2023
Apprenticeship: a pill for every ill?