Employees in offices in London and across the UK could benefit from vocational qualifications in the future, after some of the largest companies in the country joined a campaign in support of VQ.
BAE Systems, Cisco, Mitchells & Butlers and EDF Energy are among the firms which have signed a 12-month commitment to support vocational qualifications, reports HR magazine.
Over the next 12 months each of the companies will commit to either offering work placements to 16 to 18 year-olds, providing coursework materials, giving employers the chance to give talks or offer mentoring at local sixth forms or hosting a meeting with local colleges to discuss working relationships.
Peter Mitchell, interim chief executive officer of Edge, which ran VQ Day, commented: “Vocational qualifications have never been more important to the economy; they deliver trained, talented employees and ensure young people have the skills needed to succeed in education and work.”
VQ Day was held on June 22nd.