Yesterday the two heads of the Coalition's Apprenticeship plan resigned.
Also yesterday I was critical of the apprenticeships in the Commons.
Paul Flynn(Newport West) (Lab): Although I greatly I admire the work of my close comrade, the hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon), is not there a danger that apprenticeships that are essentially relabelled job creation, job experience schemes or internships, without a job, skill or indentures at the end, are likely to increase the cynicism and disillusionment among young people?
The chief executives leading the Government's multi-billion pound apprenticeship schemes have both announced they are to step down.
Geoff Russell will leave his position heading up the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) in the summer.
The SFA has faced accusations of misuse of public money by training providers and an inquiry is to start next month.
Mr Russell's departure coincides with the resignation of Simon Waugh, head of the National Apprenticeship Service.
Both men in charge of the Government's multi-billion pound apprenticeship schemes announced their departures on the same day.
FIVE LIVE REPORTS
How wisely is taxpayers' money being spent on government-backed apprenticeships? This week the programme investigates one scheme set up by ex-Welsh football international Mark Aizlewood which was meant to train teenagers to become sports coaches. The company - Luis Michael Training - was awarded around £6 million by eight further education colleges to deliver the scheme at football clubs up and down the country. Two thousand young people signed up - but no-one got their qualification. Hundreds of trainees have been left out of pocket and the company is now in liquidation. Was the scheme properly scrutinised by the colleges and the government's Skills Funding Agency? We ask who's to blame for the failure and what happened to all the money.