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Grammar Schools Aren’t The Problem

Essentially, we’re helping to perpetuate a skills inbalance in this country that has contributed to our import-heavy and service based economy. For every graduate job there may be dozens, if not hundreds, of applicants while finding a skilled tradesman is a challenge that has prompted the creation of at least three different comparison websites I can think of off-hand. This means that, while academically trained candidates are essentially resigned to ‘unskilled labour’ due to a lack of practical experience, a good and hardworking plumber, electrician or engineer can command excellent wages for their age group. In fact IT Specialist and Electrical Engineer, both positions possible to attain from Vocational courses, crack the top 30 highest paid jobs in the UK alongside Legal Professionals and Financial Managers.