Adam Baker, Director at ABM UK
We’re delighted to be in a position where schools across the country are interested in the J.E.E.P. initiative and to be working with triple the number of students in comparison to our pilot year.
However, in order to change perceptions, we need to make the programme scalable. That’s why we will be making the programme available to teachers all over the country so they can implement it themselves, with our support.
Research which we conducted in our pilot year brought to life just how big the perception problem is that our industry is facing; for example, we found that over a third of parents don’t know what an apprenticeship is and a further third see apprenticeships as a last resort for young people who fail exams.
However, the J.E.E.P. pilot proved that there is an appetite for programmes like this and that the young people involved are open to learning about new industries and alternative paths to success, other than just university.