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Mobility of apprentices and trainees across the EU: case study of the chemical industry


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  • Heather Rolfe


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    Despite the removal of most barriers to movement, the proportion of apprentices and non-graduate trainees undertaking a placement abroad remains small. The paper investigates the reasons for this and explores some Mobility schemes were found to involve graduates and senior employees rather than non-graduate trainees and apprentices. One major barrier was the cost of mobility programmes, combined with scepticism about the benefits to non-graduate trainees. The broader perspective gained through mobility was seen as of limited relevance to non-graduates and it was assumed that they would not be interested. However, where mobility was practiced for apprentices and trainees, this wider experience was found to be a valuable addition to training, resulting in an appreciation of alternative ways of working and different organisational cultures.

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    Paper provided by National Institute of Economic and Social Research in its series NIESR Discussion Papers with number 298.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:nsr:niesrd:298

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