Why quality apprenticeships

International organizations, governments, trade unions and employers’ associations at the global, regional and national levels have increased their calls for the development and/or improvement of Quality Apprenticeship systems and programmes. This chapter sets out to explain why these bodies and institutions are taking a keen interest in these systems. The first part of the chapter lists a series of examples of commitments that have been taken internationally and nationally to support the promotion of Quality Apprenticeships. The second part makes a case for Quality Apprenticeships, and puts forward a rationale for the benefits that they bring.