Skip to main content
Author: David Haines
  • Video
  • 5 minutes

David Haines on lessons to be learned from Germany's economy

Updated Thursday, 10th March 2011
"Germany prides itself on its education system"

This page was published over 11 years ago. Please be aware that due to the passage of time, the information provided on this page may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate, and any views or opinions expressed may no longer be relevant. Some technical elements such as audio-visual and interactive media may no longer work. For more detail, see how we deal with older content.

DAVID HAINES
The apprenticeship programme, in terms of education, is something that Germany prides itself on, and I do think that in many ways is something that the UK could possibly learn.  Very few people leave German schools without an education, without a follow-on further education opportunity, and those that do go into these formal apprenticeships.  It can be a formal apprenticeship to be a banker, a baker, a carpenter, it doesn’t really matter.  And those that don’t go to university, I think the majority, it’s fair to say, go into these formal apprenticeship programmes, and I think that that bodes well for the workforce later.  It’s a two or three year programme, and in many ways the word apprenticeship actually doesn’t do the system justice, it’s much deeper than that.

 

Become an OU student

Author

Ratings & Comments

Share this free course

Copyright information

Skip Rate and Review

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?