Plus c’est la même chose: joinery apprenticeship arrangements in Scotland

Pauline Anderson

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    This paper examines recent changes in the Scottish apprenticeship system of skill formation for joiners through an occupational skill ecosystem lens. Building trade apprenticeships in Scotland are based around a social partnership model more akin to ‘dual systems’ than typical arrangements elsewhere in the UK. Drawing on in-depth occupational case study primary data gathered in the ‘boom’ period, this paper argues that whilst joinery apprenticeships in Scotland are far from
    perfect they are relatively successful in serving the needs of industry and maintaining quality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-24
    Number of pages24
    JournalJournal of Education and Work
    Early online date24 Sep 2012
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • apprenticeships
    • joiners
    • construction industry
    • Scotland


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