The FT has reported that KPMG is planning to give up its graduate recruitment programme in the UK, and is instead planning to recruit before young people go to university. It is intending to take on 75 school leavers a year and send them on a four-year accountancy degree at Durham University, for this which KPMG will pay the costs, and a salary.
If the big business of this country cannot afford to train the workforce they need we have something very wrong with our priorities. And this is just the first of many such issues that will crowd in upon us as the right demand more and more cuts, and people will resist in ever greater numbers when it is glaringly obvious that we have the capacity to train people – just a lack of willing to demand the cash to do so from those who seek to retain it for the sole reason of increasing the gap between them and the rest of society.
So big business decides to train its workforce and yet there\’s still something wrong with it?