Apprentices are often isolated from their peers, and a mentoring and networking service can help reduce drop-out, writes David Marsh

At the start of this month the Association of Apprentices was launched  ̶  a membership organisation aimed at providing apprentices with a stronger support and guidance network. 

While the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is a government organisation, set up to design new apprenticeship programmes, this is a group for apprentices themselves.

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