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Warwick researcher to advise MPs on apprenticeships and traineeships

Lynn GambinA researcher from the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research (IER) has been appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Education Committee.

Dr Lynn Gambin will be supporting an inquiry which is looking at the effectiveness and range of apprenticeships and traineeships for 16 to 19-year-olds.

The inquiry is also considering recent funding changes for the programmes and other factors affecting take up amongst young people.

She joined the Institute for Employment Research in November 2006 and is currently involved in a programme of research looking at various aspects of apprenticeships, training and skills.

Dr Gambin said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Specialist Adviser to the Education Committee.

“There are currently a number of fundamental changes to apprenticeships and traineeships being considered and implemented. These require careful consideration to ensure that these programmes deliver the optimal returns to young people, employers and the economy more widely.

“I am looking forward to drawing on my research interests and experience in this area to support the Committee in its inquiry.”

Dr Gambin has undertaken a number of studies commissioned by various government departments and other organisations and she regularly collaborates with external partners in the UK and Europe on research into vocational education and training.

The Institute for Employment Research was established by the University of Warwick in 1981 and has an established track record in researching apprenticeships, workplace learning and training.

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Notes to Editors:

For further information contact Dr Lynn Gambin. Tel: 02476 150 860 Email: Follow Lynn on Twitter: @LynnGambin.

Issued by Lee Page, Communications Manager. Tel: 02476 574 255 Mob: 07920 531 221. Email:





Dr Lynn Gambin. Tel: 02476 150 860 Email:

Lee Page, Communications Manager. Tel: 02476 574 255 Mob: 07920 531 221. Email: