Steve Holliday from National Grid
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Doubts raised over government's apprenticeship target

One of Britain's leading businessmen has expressed concerns about the government's scheme to provide more apprenticeship places.

A tax is being imposed on firms to pay for three million by 2020.

Minister of State for Skills and Equalities Nick Boles said: "We want to give all young people a chance to make the most of their talents and create a better life for themselves."

However Steve Holliday from National Grid is worried the move will not actually address Britain's skills shortage.

John Moylan reports.

  • 11 Mar 2016
Go to next video: Apprentices restore Lancia Aurelia